Rates and Registration


Online Registration Closes: MARCH 4, 2024
On-Site Registration Opens: MARCH 14, 2024

Login with your account
and register online:

Use the paper form when
submitting a PO or check:

***IMPORTANT: If your school wants to help with payment but needs to use a Purchase Order or check, please contact us directly at [email protected]***


On-Site Registration and Ticket Information
Registration: If you missed registration online before March 4th, you can register in Chicago when you arrive
Mini-Conference: tickets will be on sale at the registration desk from 10 am – 1 pm on Thursday
Guests/Banquet Tickets: Sets of banquet tickets will be available for purchase at the registration desk ($25/set)

Registration Rates

OAKE Professional Member
Full Registration (Early Bird):  $280
Full Registration (Regular):  $370
One Day:  $185

OAKE Retired/Student Member
Full Registration (Early Bird):  $200
Full Registration (Regular):  $255
One Day:  $130

Full Registration (Early Bird):  $420
Full Registration (Regular):  $520
One Day:  $315

Extra Additions

Member Rate: $80
Non Member Rate: $125

OAKE Participant Choir
Early Bird: $30
Regular: $40

Printed Session Notes 

Registration Types

Full Registration: Grants access to all Conference breakout sessions and conference events from Thursday through Sunday, unless otherwise stipulated as separately ticketed events. Includes reception tickets.

One Day Registration: Choices are Friday or Saturday and include tickets to receptions. Conference events on Thursday starting after 7 pm are open to anyone.

Extra Additions

Mini-Conference: This is a separate ticket purchase and is not included with your regular Conference Registration price. The Mini-Conference is traditionally led by a nationally known clinician and is scheduled from 1 pm to 4 pm on Thursday of the Conference.

OAKE Participant Choir: A choir made from Conference Attendees. Rehearsals will not conflict with sessions. The performance is a half-hour choral demonstration with the director. Registration can be submitted at any point leading up to the Conference. Rates will change after the Early Bird rate deadline. 

Printed Session Notes: Spiral-bound booklet containing schedules, maps, & clinician handouts. A small amount of extra session books will be available for purchase on site, on a first come, first serve basis.

Conference Materials: All conference materials will be available for free through our Conference App Guidebook. Any attendee who is pre-registered for the conference will receive conference materials before the conference. 

Is Graduate Credit Offered?

Yes, graduate credit for conference attendance is available from the Kodály Music Institute: https://www.kodalymusicinstitute.org

What is Early Bird Registration?

OAKE offers discounted registration up to the Early Bird deadline. Once that date is passed, registration prices change to the regular rates. 

What is the difference between registering online and registering on-site?

Registering for the conference online saves time for both you and OAKE. Here are just some of the benefits:

    • Receive emailed updates and announcements prior to the conference
    • Get first access to the Guidebook app and session handouts
    • Guarantee your copy of Printed Session Notes (if purchased)
    • Name badge will be ready to go when you check in at registration
    • Check-in time will be smoother for everyone
    • Opportunity to get involved with the Newcomers Program or as a Session Host or Monitor
    • Help OAKE anticipate attendance numbers and provide the best experience for attendees.


  • The Online Registration form can only be submitted once. If you find that you have changes that need to be made, please email [email protected]
  • Conference Registration and Mini-Conference tickets can be purchased online before the Conference or on-site at the Registration Desk. Both are available to be purchased in advance, or, on-site at the Conference. 
  • If you need to use school funds, or split payment between school funds and a personal credit card, please use the Paper Registration form to indicate how your registration will be split. For questions, please contact us. 
  • Registration for the Conference requires a payment. Purchase Orders are not a form of payment. 


Please send Purchase Orders by the Early Bird rate deadline. 
In order to attend the conference, a payment must be made before the Conference occurs. For those using Purchase Orders, please leave enough time for your payment to be processed, mailed, and received before the Conference. Your Purchase Order should also include a completed Conference Registration form. Purchase Orders cannot be used for payment online. For any questions or concerns, please email [email protected]
***IMPORTANT: If your school wants to help with payment but needs to use a Purchase Order or check, please contact us directly at [email protected]***


No refunds for registration will be given.