National Conference

Long Beach, CaliforniaOAKE Logo 2016 | March 10 – 13, 2016 

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 National 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?
A typical Conference Schedule consists of a Mini-Conference on Thursday, sessions from 8 am to 4 pm on Friday and Saturday, with occasional extra sessions on Sunday. A schedule of main events can be found on the Sessions and Presenters page. 


Forms and Applications  Conference Information


2016 Conference Brochure

Administrator Program Letter
This letter can be used to nominate an outstanding administrator to attend the OAKE Conference 
Administrator Program and Recognition RSVP | Deadline: March 1

Order Choir DVDs/CDs/Pictures Online Order Form 

Full Conference Schedule 
See the full schedule of sessions and Main Events from Thursday March 10 to Sunday March 13!  

For more details about our Main Events and a list of sessions, go to the Sessions and Presenters page 

Graduate Credit Information  

OAKE Conference Support – Sample Letter to Administrators 

Secondary Choral Track Flyer and Information