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COVID-19 UPDATE – MARCH 18, 2020

On March 17, 2020, the Executive Board of our District passed a motion to cancel the remaining in-person events for the remainder of the CEOMTA 2019-2020 year. Student performances will be canceled. In-person teacher events and meetings may be rescheduled and/or hosted virtually.

Rationale: The concerns over the COVID-19 virus have caused a major disruption in most events across the state and beyond. CEOMTA would like to follow the State of Ohio’s governmental recommendations for the health and safety of its members and our local community. Here are the events that are affected:

April 4 – Summer Scholarships. Event chairs have already gained board approval to move their event online and eliminate the in-person portions of the event.

April 17 – Spring Conference & Annual Membership Meeting. The Conference presenter is part of a vulnerable demographic to the COVID-19 virus. Should the Conference Chairs and conference presenter decide, the presentation may occur virtually. The voting needed for the Annual Membership Meeting can take place virtually, with an adjusted deadline of April 20.

April 26 – Out & About Riverside Hospital. After conferring with the volunteers, event chair Miriam Brown has canceled this event.

May 2 – Buckeye Auditions. CANCELED by the OhioMTA State Board.

May 3 – Solo & Ensemble Honors recital. As Buckeye Auditions are canceled, the Honors recital would consist of only Summer Scholarship winners. Given the proximity of this date and the continued escalation of safety measures taken by the state of Ohio, it would be reasonable to cancel this event.

May 4 – Board meeting & New member luncheon. The board meeting may be conducted virtually on May 4. The New Member Luncheon may be rescheduled to a later date, as the Membership Chair and Member Services Team see fit.

May 17 – Out & About St. Anns Hospital. Out of an abundance of caution and given the location of the event, this will be canceled.

Please check back regularly for updates.


Welcome to the Central East District of the Ohio Music Teachers Association’s website! We are a 501(c)(3) affiliate of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). MTNA was founded in 1876 and is America’s oldest professional music teachers’ organization. MTNA has 50 state affiliate organizations, and there are more than 500 local districts nationwide. OhioMTA is divided into eight districts. The Central East District includes 17 counties: Belmont, Crawford, Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Guernsey, Knox, Licking, Marion, Monroe, Morrow, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pickaway, Richland, and Wyandot. Throughout the United States our 20,000+ membership includes independent music teachers, college faculty members, students, and concert artists of all musical instruments and voice.

Our website will be updated throughout the year with information pertinent to our District’s Activities.  Check back often!

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Updated March 18, 2020