Ohio Collegiate Music Educators Association
Ohio Collegiate Music Education Association (OCMEA) is an organization of students preparing to teach public school music. Bluffton is the home of OCMEA Chapter 117, which has been commended for chapter growth and/or programming for the past seven years.
OCMEA is affiliated with the Ohio Music Education Association and the Music Education National Conference. Members of OCMEA attend conventions and conferences of these state and national organizations in addition to local chapter activities.
Music Educators National Conference (MENC) is the largest arts education association in the world with over 100,000 members dedicated to the advancement of music education and to professional growth opportunities for its members. It was founded in 1907. Forty years later, the first chapters of MENC's collegiate membership were established. Currently there are more than 15,000 collegiate members.