OCMEA stands for the Oswego County Music Educators’ Association, a professional
organization for the music teachers and students in Oswego County’s public and private
educational institutions. As and advocacy group for the advancement of musical
activities, OCMEA sponsors All County festivals at the Elementary, Junior High and
Senior High levels in vocal, instrumental, orchestral and jazz ensembles, hiring highly
respected music educators to serve as guest conductors. Musical selections purchased for the festivals are then available for loan to county schools through a county music library housed in the Hannibal school district
      In Addition to the All County festivals, OCMEA offers musical scholarships annually,
chosen through a performance based scholarship audition held in January. As a county
unit of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) the OCMEA also hosts
the Zone 4, Area All State Festival and NYSSMA Solo Festival on a three-year rotational
basis. Oswego County schools shares responsibility for hosting these events along with
two other counties, which include Oneida and Herkimer counties.
      The OCMEA also offers financial support to area music organizations to assure growth of music outside of the schools.
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