Through professional development, resources, publications, and leadership, the Ontario Music Educators’ Association advocates for, promotes and encourages quality music education for every child. OMEA offers scholarships to high school and university music students to support their music education journey. Recipients of the Kenneth Eyre Memorial Music Education Award will be beginning music teachers in their first 5 years of teaching.
Ken Eyre was a music teacher in Sarnia, Ontario. Most of his teaching career was with the Lambton County Roman Catholic School Board, where he started a music program at the secondary school. Later, as a music consultant, he initiated a variety of music programs in elementary schools. Ken participated in community music making in his role as the music director of both the Polysar Glee Club and the Sarnia Police Choir. Ken was a co-founder of the Lambton County Intergenerational Choir and a member of the Sarnia Citizen’s Band as a performer, emcee, and conductor.
Ken was an OMEA Director in the 1980’s and an Honourary Life Member. When he passed in 2020, his family, friends and former students chose to honour his memory by supporting emerging music teachers in Ontario. Your contributions to fund will ensure that Ken’s legacy continues.
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