ONTARIO MUSIC EDUCATORS’ ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE,
PRODUCED WITH THE CANADIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY EDUCATION COMMITTEE

November 7 – 9, 2024 at the RBC Place & DoubleTree by Hilton, London, Ontario

Sow New Seeds, Grow New Roots

Just as root means the point at which something initiates its course or existence, our conference offers a fresh and original beginning. These new roots encompass all musics and music educations…all curricula and beliefs of many kinds.

As members of OMEA, we are rooted – established deeply and firmly – since 1949. We are bound together by our roots – the parts which are attached into the ground for support. Our roots also convey essentials (in a plant this is water and nourishment). For us, this essential element is the belief that every student should have access to music education where they find a meaningful place.

We will gather after coming from all directions. We will sow new seeds and grow new roots.

Countdown to Roots 2024

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Register + General Information

Registration will open in the Spring of 2024

Full Conference (Thursday-Saturday)

ACTIVE MEMBER

Early Bird: $340.00 Regular: $404.00 Late: $466.00

RETIRED MEMBER

Early Bird: $199.00 Regular $236.00 Late: $251.00

FULL-TIME STUDENT**

Early Bird: $124.00 Regular: $150.00 Late: $174.00

HONORARY LIFE MEMBER †

Early Bird: $155.00 Regular: $186.00 Late: $217.50

1 Day Conference

ACTIVE MEMBER

Early Bird: $242.00 Regular: $292.00 Late: $342.00

RETIRED MEMBER

Early Bird: $137.00 Regular $161.59 Late: $187.50

FULL-TIME STUDENT**

Early Bird: $99.50 Regular: $112.00 Late: $124.00

HONORARY LIFE MEMBER †

Early Bird: $112.00 Regular: $124.00 Late: $137.00

In order to register for the conference you must be an OMEA member throughout the entire event.

Keynote Sessions

Apply to Present

Roots 2024 will take place in LONDON, ON, from November 7-9, 2024. Workshops will only be presented on November 8-9, 2024.

Through our annual provincial conference, it is the goal of the Ontario Music Educators’ Association (OMEA) and the Canadian Music Industry Education Committee (CMIEC) to heighten the educational experience of the conference and lessen any potential overtones of commercialism. Workshops are to teach educational concepts. We will also be offering a stream of workshops that will promote products or services.

The deadline for submissions for workshops for ROOTS 2024 is Sunday January 28, 2024. 11:59 pm EST.

Successful Candidates will be notified by email by the end of March, 2024.  All successful candidates will receive a FULL CONFERENCE ADMISSION (Thursday-Saturday; 2 lunches, concert, exhibit area access); an OMEA membership (if Ontario Educator).

ROOTS 2024 is calling for educators, students, and community musicians to share ideas and practices. We welcome various session formats such as facilitated discussion panels, workshops or experiential learning opportunities to rejuvenate and build community, culture and skills in music classrooms with intention and respect. It is our duty as music educators to cultivate the land and plant seeds for future generations of young musicians.
The OMEA is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible organization that is a representation of the diversity of Ontario music educators and music-makers. We are happy to introduce “Equitable and Inclusive Music Education: Resource Selection Guidelines (Guide / Companion Webinar).” We encourage applicants to use this resource as a lens through which they create their presentation. It will also be the lens through which committee members will be selecting workshop presenters for Roots 2024.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY TO PRESENT AT ROOTS (Non-Industry Sponsored Applications)

CLICK HERE TO APPLY TO PRESENT AT ROOTS (Industry Sponsored Applications)

Hotel Information

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Conference Guide

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Conference Rates

Full Conference (Thursday-Saturday)

ACTIVE MEMBER

Early Bird: $340.00 Regular: $404.00 Late: $466.00

RETIRED MEMBER

Early Bird: $199.00 Regular $236.00 Late: $251.00

FULL-TIME STUDENT**

Early Bird: $124.00 Regular: $150.00 Late: $174.00

HONORARY LIFE MEMBER †

Early Bird: $155.00 Regular: $186.00 Late: $217.50

1 Day Conference

ACTIVE MEMBER

Early Bird: $242.00 Regular: $292.00 Late: $342.00

RETIRED MEMBER

Early Bird: $137.00 Regular $161.59 Late: $187.50

FULL-TIME STUDENT**

Early Bird: $99.50 Regular: $112.00 Late: $124.00

HONORARY LIFE MEMBER †

Early Bird: $112.00 Regular: $124.00 Late: $137.00

A Letter To Administrators

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Conference Schedule
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OMEA/CMIEC Research Sessions

The Ontario Music Educators’ Association invites music educators, music education researchers, and graduate students in music and arts education to submit a proposal to present at the OMEA Roots 2024 Conference “Research Perspectives” session. 

Research should reflect current themes that impact Music Education in Ontario. Submissions must be original work and not previously submitted as a workshop for the 2024 Roots Conference.

Authors are required to prepare a short presentation describing their research and be available during the session time to discuss their work with conference attendees. 

New: Graduate students are invited to submit for a roundtable discussion of their research. 

All submissions are due before May 1st 2024 via this Google Form: https://forms.gle/csjz9KKhfR3diqyY8 

Questions? Email Dr. Katie Tremblay at advocacy@omea.on.ca

Industry / Exhibitor Information

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Workshop Schedule

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Workshop Descriptions

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