National Conference

 

ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to pandemic-related changes and challenges to all our lives, classrooms, and ensembles,
OAKE’s 2021 National Conference will not be held in person this spring.  (9-14-2020)
 
We look forward to these upcoming national events:
2021: Details will be announced over the coming months
2022: National Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, March 3 – 6, 2022
2023: National Conference in Jacksonville, FL, March 16 – 19, 2023
2024: Celebrating OAKE’s 50th!

WHAT IS THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE? 
Immerse yourself in Kodály education by attending our annual conference! Each year OAKE hosts a 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 an OAKE Division and hosted by a local OAKE Chapter. 


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HOW DO I REGISTER?
Go to the Rates and Registration page for Conference Rates and Registration.


HOW DO I ADVOCATE TO ATTEND?
Music is officially considered part of a well-rounded education of every student. School and district administrators may even have resources to support professional development for teachers. Resources will be posted here in the future to help you advocate for your attendance. 

WHAT WILL THE SCHEDULE BE?
The Conference normally follows a Thursday to Sunday outline. Sessions start at 1 pm on Thursday, followed by the Opening Ceremonies. Friday and Saturday are full of sessions, with fun events and concerts schedule throughout. Sunday usually wraps up by 12 pm.


GRADUATE CREDIT

Graduate Credit for conference attendance is available from the Kodály Music Institute (https://www.kodalymusicinstitute.org)


NATIONAL CHOIR MEDIA AND PHOTOS FOR PURCHASE
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