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OMEa Position Statement on Music Education and the Reopening of Oregon's Schools

Visit the OMEA Advocacy Website for Music Education Resources to guide you in advocating for your students and programs

NAfME & NFHS Joint Guidance for Fall 2020

2021 OMEA State Conference and All-State -

Eugene, Oregon January 14 - 17, 2021

Conference Chair- Kristi Stingle

All-State Co-Chairs - Branden & Megan Hansen

2021 Conference Session Proposals and Concert Hour Submissions - Opening April 2020 & Closing June 15, 2020


All-Northwest in Spokane, WA - Link to the All-Northwest audition information website


OMEA Timeline, Policies and Procedures, & Deadlines

for the 2020-2021 Conference and All-State Events

By 9/1/2020

Audition Uploads and Initial Registrations are open in OPUS.

By 10/1/2020

Deadline for Teachers to upload audition recordings and initially register students. By 11:59:59PM.

On 10/3/2020

Audition Screening Begins.

By 10/17/2020

Deadline for All-State Managers to complete group placements in OPUS.

By 10/19/2020

Students/Teachers are notified of student acceptance.  Parents start fully registering and pay in full (note $50 is non-refundable).  For other refunds, refer to the OMEA refund policy.  

By 11/13/2020

Drop Date Deadline to complete registration and pay in full for All-State (note that $50 is non-refundable).  For other refunds, refer to the OMEA refund policy.  


Deadline for Teachers to register and pay for the conference or students will be dropped.  This includes teachers of accepted students and alternates.  

By 11/17/2020

All-Northwest Notifications emailed to Teachers.

By 11/20/2020

If an All-State student drops, they are refunded all but $50 by this date.  After this date, there are no refunds.    

By 12/4/2020 

All-State Managers mail student folders to schools

On 12/31/2020 

Final day to register for the conference with complimentary banquet ticket by 11:59:59 PM

On 1/1/2021

Conference registration rate increases (no banquet ticket option available) 

On 1/14/2021

HS Jazz Band and MS rehearsals begin

Conference registration table opens in the evening


Conference sessions begin

All remaining All-State ensembles check-in and begin rehearsals

Middle School All-State Concerts


Elementary All-State Choir Concert

High School All-State Jazz Band Concert


Final day of conference sessions (done by noon)

OMEA Board of Control winter meeting held at the Graduate Hotel

High School All-State Concerts beginning in the late afternoon/early evening


OMEA Board Meetings

Saturday, September 19, 2020: Full Board, Plus Conference Planning Team - Virtual


TBA: Conference Planning Team Meeting - 10:00 - 3:00 - The Graduate Hotel Eugene - 66 E 6th Ave, Eugene, OR


Sunday, January 17, 2021: Full Board - 8:30 - 12:00 - The Graduate Hotel Eugene - 66 E 6th Ave, Eugene, OR


Saturday, April 24, 2021: Full Board - 8:30-3:30 - Virtual


Oregon Music Educator Journal

Submit articles for the Journal
Fall Submissions            Deadline - 8/15, Scheduled Mailing Date -10/30
Spring Submissions       Deadline - 2/15, Scheduled Mailing Date - 4/30

Journal Guidelines

State Small Chamber Ensemble Contest

District Contest Result Deadline: 

School Information Deadline: 

Final Schedule Posted: 

State Chamber Ensemble Championships at Mt. Hood Community College: April 30, 2021

OMEA Chair- Dan Judd

Associate Chair - Gary Riler



OSAA State Solo Contest

District Registration Deadline: TBA

School Registration Deadline: TBA

Schedule Posted: TBA

Add/Drop Cut-off: TBA

Schedule Change/Accompanist Change Cut-Off: TBA 

State Solo Championship at Pacific University: 


OMEA Chair- Tom Muller
OSAA Solo Administrator- Kyle Stanfield

OSAA Choir Championships

Registration Deadline- TBA

OMEA Chair- Matt Strauser
OSAA Choir Administrator- Kelly Foster

OSAA Band/Orchestra Championships

Registration Deadline- TBA

OMEA Chair- Chuck Bolton
Band/Orchestra Administrator - K.T. Emerson


OMEA State Jazz Competition

Cut-off date for qualifying scores and recordings: TBA

Friday, May 21 (1A-4A) & Saturday, May 22 (5A-6A), 2021 at Mt Hood Community College
Webpage Link

OMEA Jazz Chair: Dan Davey


OSAA Activities Page

Important Links:

OMEA Advocacy Website

Program Standards for Administrators and Teachers





OMEA Policies and Procedures

Oregon American String Teachers Association Website 

Oregon Band Directors Association Website

Oregon Choral Directors Association Website

Elementary Music Teachers