OkMEA Beginning Teacher Workshop – October 18-19, 2017


Registration: $20.00

Those attending the Beginning Teacher Workshop may attend the OkMEA Fall Conference on Thursday for free.

Link to Workshop Registration


Aloft Hotel OKC Downtown-Bricktown
209 North Walnut Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
(405) 605-2100

Call hotel directly to make reservations at the conference rate of $129.00 (under “Oklahoma Music Educators Association”)

Workshop Locations

Wednesday Evening
Aloft Hotel OKC Downtown-Bricktown

Thursday Morning
Oklahoma City University
Wanda L. Bass School of Music
2501 N. Blackwelder
Oklahoma City, OK

Thursday Afternoon
Allied Arts
1015 North Broadway, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73102


Wednesday, October 18

5:00pm – Registration in hotel lobby

6:00pm – Dinner/Welcome Session (Aloft Exhange 4)

  • Welcome
  • Keynote Address: Ari Taylor, Moore West Junior High
  • Dinner sponsored by OkMEA

7:00pm – General Session (Aloft Exchange 4)

  • Retention and Success in Music Education
    Chris Baumgartner and Christine Mueller

8:00pm – Area-Specific Breakout Sessions

  • Elementary/General (Aloft Exchange 1)
    Erin Finley, Cross Oaks Elementary School, Denton ISD
  • Vocal (Aloft Prefunction A)
    Stephen Ziegler, Norman North High School
  • Instrumental (Aloft Exchange 4)
    Dalton King, Piedmont High School

9:00pm – Social Hour (Aloft WXYZ Lounge & Rooftop)

Thursday, October 19

8:30am – Registration for OkMEA Fall Conference

  • Free with your registration to the Beginning Teacher Workshop
  • Enjoy pastries and beverages courtesy of OkMEA

9:00am – General Session (OCU, Petree Auditorium)

9:45am – Beginning Teacher Session (OCU, BL01)

  • OSSAA Festival/Contest Logistics
    Mike Plunkett, OSSAA

11:00am – OkMEA Fall Conference Session 2

  • Choose a session to attend

12:00pm – Lunch with Mentors (on your own)

1:30pm – Mentor-Mentee Joint Session (Allied Arts Conference Room)

  • Bryan Koerner, University of Oklahoma

2:30pm – Beginning Teacher Session (Allied Arts Conference Room)

  • Communication Leads to Success
    Diana Williams, Mustang North Middle School

3:30pm – Closing Social Hour (Allied Arts Rooftop Patio)

  • Sponsored by OSSAA
  • Snacks and beverages courtesy of Edmond Music

5:30pm – Conference Concludes

Chris Baumgartner, Mentorship Chair

University of Oklahoma, School of Music
500 West Boyd Street
Norman, Oklahoma 73019
(419) 410-0162

Christine Mueller, Mentorship Chair

2700 NW 58th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(405) 819-0505