History of the OMEA

OMEA’s LEADERSHIP THROUGH THE YEARS

From All You Ever Wanted To Know About OMEA: The Oregon Music Educators Association - Its History, Leaders, Policies and Traditions 1936-1996, Compiled by John C. McManus & Updated by David M. Becker

 

PRESIDENTS OF OMEA                                                                                                       

 

1937-38        * Lillie Darby                            Klamath Falls (president pro-tem)

1938-40        * Clifford Elliott                        McMinnville (1st official president)            

1940-42        * Waldemar Hollensted            Portland

1942-44        * Glen Griffith                           Eugene

1944-46        * Andrew Loney                        La Grande

1946-48        * Vernon Wiscarson                  Salem

1948-50        * Howard F. Miller                    Salem

1950-52        * John Stehn                              Portland State College

1952-54        * John O’Connor                       Oregon State College

1954-56        * Donald Scott                           La Grande

1956-58        * Max Risinger                          University of Oregon

1958-61        * Louise Huckaby                     Portland

1961-63        * David Petrasso                        David Douglas (Portland)

1963-65        * John McManus                       McMinnville                                                  

1965-67        * Lynn Lawrence                      Corvallis

1967-69        Lynn Sjolund                             Medford

1969-72        * Lamar K. Jensen                     West Linn

1972-74        * Steven Stone                           Aloha (Beaverton)                                        

1974-76        Douglas Anderson                     McMinnville

1976-78        Larry Morrell                             David Douglas (Portland)                             

1978-80       * Keith Eide                                Lewis & Clark College

1980-82        Lynn Sjolund                             Medford

1982-84        Adrienne Eide                            Beaverton

1984-86        Raoul Maddox                           Ashland

1986-88        Gary Frame                                Salem

1988-90        Sally McBride                             Corvallis

1990-92        * Gene Slayter                            Springfield

1992-94        Solveig Holmquist                       Salem

1994-96        Bobbie Holsberry                        Corvallis

1996-98        David Becker                              Lewis & Clark College

1998-00        Deborah Glaze                           Lake Oswego

2000-02        John Skelton                              Dallas

2002-04        Jim Howell                                 La Grande

2004-06        Patrick Vandehey                      George Fox University

2006-08        Steven Zielke                             Oregon State University

2008-10        Christopher Silva                       David Douglas (Portland)

2010              † Jeff Simmons                          Bend

2011-12        Christopher Silva                       David Douglas (Portland)                             

2012-14        Tina Bull                                    Oregon State University

2014-16        Tom Muller                                David Douglas (Portland)

2016-18        Todd Zimbelman                       Salem

2018-20        Kathy Briggs                              St. Mary’s (Portland)

2020-22        Jeremy Zander                           Beaverton

2022-24        Ben Lawson                                Redmond

2024-26        Erika Lockwood                          Rex Putnam

 

* Deceased as of February 20, 2020

† Resigned after 6 months. Past President Christopher Silver served out the remaining term.