National Conference

OAKE Conference Logo 2015

2015 Conference – Minneapolis, MN

March 19 – 22, 2015

What is the National Conference?
Immerse yourself in Kodály education by attending our annual conference!  Each year OAKE hosts a National Conference for professional development and honor choirs. From coast to coast, OAKE has hosted hundreds of sessions with thousands of teachers, students and guests.  The OAKE National Conference is held in one of four OAKE Divisions annually and hosted by a local OAKE Chapter. OAKE Members audition their music students for our four Conference Choirs which are led by internationally renowned conductors.

How do I register to attend?
OAKE Members and nonmembers are able to register for the 2015 Conference through our Rates and Registration page. Those who have registered ahead of the conference and those who would like to register on site can do so at the Registration Booth.  The Registration Booth will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, normally from 8 am to 5 pm.  

What is the Conference Schedule like?
Below is an example of the most typical Conference Schedule to give an idea of what’s in store. Choir participants will arrive on Wednesday while Conference participants arrive on Thursday. 

Times below are not official. These times are only to give an idea of what a typical day’s schedule might be; times are subject to change. 

General Conference Schedule

Thursday March 19 Friday March 20 Saturday March 21 Sunday March 22

7 am Conference Registration Booth Opens
1 pm Mini-Conference
4 pm Exhibit Hall Opens
7 pm Opening Ceremonies
9 pm Community Dancing

8 am Conference Sessions begin
11:30 am Lunch Break
1 pm Conference Sessions continue
4 pm General Assembly
7 pm Friday Entertainment

8 am Conference Sessions begin
11:30 am Lunch Break
11:30 am Research Poster Session
1 pm Conference Sessions continue
7 pm National Conference Choirs Concert

New This Year!
8 am More Sessions
12 pm Closing Ceremony

General Resources

General Conference Forms College Credit

Secondary Choral Track (SCT) Flyer

2014 Conference Choir DVD/CD/Picture Online Order Form

Graduate Credit for 2015 National Conference

Clinician Resources

Proposals and Competitions Materials for Accepted Clinicians

Call for Proposals Guidelines

Research Poster Session Proposal | Deadline October 10, 2014

Ruth Boshkoff Composition Prize | Deadline June 15, 2014

Session Proposal | Deadline May 1, 2014

Demonstration Proposal | Deadline May 1, 2014

Performance Proposal | Deadline May 1, 2014

Clinician Acceptance Agreement | Deadline June 23, 2014

Demonstration Acceptance Agreement | Deadline June 23, 2014

Performance Acceptance Agreement | Deadline June 23, 2014

Materials Upload | Deadline June 23, 2014

Equipment Request | Deadline June 23, 2014

Handouts Upload | Deadline December 1, 2014