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  • Are you planning to attend the 2023 PDC in Columbus?

  • Are you in need of contact hours or verification of completion for your IPDP or reimbursement purposes?

  • Why not enroll in OMEA’s Instructional Hour Certificate Program (IHCP)?



  1. Pre-register for the Professional Development Conference by posted deadline, or register on site on February 2, 2023, and choose the IHCP option.

  2. Attend six sessions of your own choosing, (in-person and/or online).

  3. Attend one concert of your own choosing.

  4. Electronically submit a post-conference reflection to the Director of PD by March 1, 2023. (Required format available in the Professional Development dropdown menu above.) 

  5. Satisfactorily complete all requirements and receive, (via email), an instructional hour certificate (10 hours) from the Ohio Music Education Association.



Update your Individual Professional Development Plan to include the OMEA IHCP, and submit the

plan to your LPDC for approval prior to attending the conference. 
Still undecided? Consider the

many benefits of attending the PDC:

  • Attend relevant presentations on the latest research/trends in music education

  • Further develop your online teaching tools and expertise

  • Explore the latest innovations in music technology

  • Refresh and enhance your teaching skills

  • Network with master teachers, clinicians, colleagues and music industry leaders

  • Hear outstanding ensemble performances from across all disciplines


Check the PDC website, OMEA website, TRIAD, and social media for updates

on presenters, topics, performing ensembles and special events. 

Still not enough? In need of graduate credit? Look for the Ashland credit link on the

PDC website for more details or contact Mark Hensler at

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