CALL FOR OMEA Clinic Proposals!

28 05 2019

Dear Ohio String Teachers, Friends and Colleagues,

Another school year comes to a close, completing the cycle once more. I hope that the past year was marked by many successes and teaching triumphs. The summer will be a chance to recharge and prepare for the cycle to begin once again. However, some things are already revving up for next year, and one of those is planning for OMEA PDC in Cincinnati Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 1.

I hope you will consider submitting a string clinic proposal for OMEA as one of our OSTA sponsored events. Having sponsored events/clinics helps OSTA maintain a healthy relationship with OMEA. Clinic session proposals must be submitted by May 31, 2019. If you would like to submit a proposal as a sponsored session, please send your complete proposal to me by the end of the day May 30. [See the OMEA website for the complete information required for submission. www.omea-ohio.org ]

I will then complete the submission process for you. If you have already submitted a proposal for next year. No problem! Send me a copy of the proposal that you have already submitted and I will submit it as an OSTA sponsored session.

May 30, 2019 deadline!!

Enjoy your summer,

Jim Bates

President, Ohio String Teachers Association

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OMEA Reading Session 2019 in Cleveland

22 01 2019

Please join your OSTA friends and colleagues on Thursday January 31, 2019 in Cleveland for the annual OSTA Reading Session, awards and membership meeting. Dan Clark from Stanton’s Sheet Music will provide the latest and greatest in string orchestra literature  complete with commentary and witticisms. We will catch up on state string news and honor some of our outstanding members. Gayley Hautzenroeder has put together tasty treats and cool drinks for your enjoyment. We hope to see you there!

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Photo by Tom Swinnen on Pexels.com

 

OSTA Reading Session @ OMEA Professional Conference
The Cleveland Convention Center

Date: Thursday January 31, 2019

Location/Agenda: PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE
-Reading Session, Awards, & Meeting and at 7:30 in Ballroom CC26, 
-Refreshments at 8:30 in Room CC25





OSTA Mini-Grants

10 01 2019

grants-bAre you looking to fund a project that enhances and supports string teaching in Ohio? OSTA awards several Mini-Grants each year of up to $200 to members and their students/programs. Criteria and application is included in the Google form below. Grants will be presented on January 31 during the OSTA reading session. Deadline is January 19th.

Click here to access the description and application!





OSTA Awards 2018-2019

10 01 2019

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Do you know an Outstanding Teacher or Administrator? Please take a moment to submit YOUR nomination for one or many the 2018-2019 OSTA Awards, including:

-School Orchestra Teacher of the Year
-Collegiate Teacher of the Year
-Studio Teacher of the Year
-Young Teacher of the Year (5 or fewer years of experience)
-Administrator of the Year.

Deadline for nomination is January 19, 2019. Awards will be presented at the OSTA Reading Session during the OMEA conference on January 31, 2019

Click here to submit your nomination — Thank you!





12th Annual OSTA Chamber Music Competition

7 01 2019

chamber-musicThe 12th Annual OSTA Chamber Music Competition will be held at Otterbein University in the Battelle Fine Arts Center on January 20, 2019. The competition is open to collegiate groups from the state of Ohio, and pre-college groups. Pre-college groups can compete in the Junior division for cash prizes or participate in the Apprentice division for comments only. The Senior division groups compete for cash prizes. All groups must include one ASTA member, or be coached by a member of ASTA. Applications must be received by January 16, 2019. The details and application can be found HERE within the Chamber Music Competition Guidelines Questions and inquiries can be directed to:

Jim Bates, OSTA Competition Organizing Chair
Director of Orchestra Activities, Otterbein University
1 South Grove Street, Westerville Ohio 43081
614-823-1553 (office), jbates@otterbein.edu (email)

Directions to Otterbein University and the Battelle Fine Arts Center can be found here:
http://campustour.otterbein.edu/sites/default/files/tour/media/OtterbeinCampusMap.pdf





OMEA Reading Session 2019 in Cleveland

22 12 2018

Please join your OSTA friends and colleagues on Thursday January 31, 2019 in Cleveland for the annual OSTA Reading Session, awards and membership meeting. Dan Clark from Stanton’s Sheet Music will provide the latest and greatest in string orchestra literature  complete with commentary and witticisms. We will catch up on state string news. Honor some of our outstanding members. Gayley Hautzenroeder has put together tasty treats and cool drinks for your enjoyment. We hope to see you there!

focal point photo string of violin

Photo by Tom Swinnen on Pexels.com

 

OSTA Reading Session @ OMEA Professional Conference
The Cleveland Convention Center

Date: Thursday January 31, 2019
Location: Ballroom 25
Agenda: Reading Session at 7:30 Awards, meeting and refreshments at 8:30





OSTA Chamber Music Competition Winners 2018!

4 03 2018

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Congratulations to all the fine participants as well as the winners of the OSTA 2018 Chamber Music Competition! More pictures posted on the OSTA Facebook Page!

1st Prize Senior: Geneva String Quartet
Daniel Wu, violin; Kelly Gambara, violin, Elizabeth Macintosh, viola; Isaiah Wu, violoncello
1st Prize Junior: Suave Quartet with 4-Way String Quartet
Allison Smith, violin; Adryan Rojas, violin; Jonah Tugaoen, viola; Dylan Cai, violoncello
2nd Prize Junior:  DAJJ Quartet with 4-Way String Quartet
Daniel Tai, violin; Anna Linder, violin, Julian Tugaoen, viola; Jackson Tomsic, violoncello