School of Music alumna, Dr. Ann Usher, named President-Elect of Ohio Music Education Association

Ann Usher
Dr. Ann Usher, MM in Conducting and PHD in Music Education, has been named President-Elect of the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA). Dr. Usher will serve a 6-year term starting July 1, 2018-2 years as President-Elect, 2 years as President, 2 years as Immediate Past President. Currently, Dr. Usher is the Coordinator of Music Education at the University of Akron and serves as Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Children's Choruses, a post she has held since 2000. Prior to her new role with OMEA, she has served on the Adjudicated Events Committee since 1999 and has held several other offices. She has also held offices with the Ohio Choral Directors Association. 


The Ohio Music Education Association is the third largest of 52 state affiliates of the National Association for Music Education. It's mission is to the advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all. Members of OMEA are active throughout the state of Ohio, serving more than 1.8 million public school students in over 600 school districts and 50 colleges and universities. Every year, the organization hosts the Professional Development Conference where music educators and students gather from across the state for 3 days. Activities of this conference include workshops, panel discussions, presentation, networking events, performances by the All-State ensembles and invited guests, and more. 

POSTED: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 9:58am
UPDATED: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 10:36am