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The Ontario Music Educators’ Association is calling for writers interested in creating secondary music resources.

Final resources will be due on or before Monday, June 3, 2024. Successful applicants will be notified no later than Friday, April 19, 2024. Upon notification, writers will receive a template, examples, and will gather virtually for one writing workshop to brainstorm ideas for their resources (tentative dates below). Upon completion of two lessons per writer, resource writers will receive an honorarium of $300. We are seeking to recruit resource writers for the following topics:

Music Technology Lessons – 2 writers (a total of four created lessons)

Guitar-based Lessons – 1 writer (a total of two created lessons)

Culturally Responsive* Lessons – 2 writers (a total of four created lessons)

Indigenous Music Lessons** – 1 writer (a total of two created lessons)

Applications Here:

* Examples of culturally responsive lessons might include lessons focusing on South Asian music, Caribbean Music, African music, etc. These lessons may also be geared towards engaging with specific cultural instruments (i.e., Indian sitar, West African djembe, Trinidadian steel pans, etc.)

** Note: We are seeking a music educator who identifies as Indigenous and possesses knowledge and lived experience in Indigenous music making for the creation of these Indigenous music resources. 

Preference will be given to Indigenous music educators who are based in the province of Ontario. However, consideration will also be given to individuals who are based in other Canadian provinces.

The OMEA is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible organization that is an authentic representation of the diversity of Ontario music educators and music-makers. We encourage applications from individuals with varying levels of experience, racialized persons/people of colour, Indigenous peoples, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and individuals with disabilities. 

Deadline for applications is Friday, April 12, 2024 at 11:59 pm EDT

Tentative Writing Workshop Dates and Times:

Thursday, April  25, 2024 – 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EDT

Friday, April  26, 2024 – 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EDT

Saturday, April 27, 2024 – 10:00 am – 11:30 pm EDT or 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT

Sunday, April 28, 2024 – 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm EDT or 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EDT

Monday, April  29, 2024 – 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EDT

Tuesday, April  30, 2024 – 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EDT