West Side Education News & Notes
OMEA preparation class planned for Dec. 14
BOSTON HEIGHTS — The Fairlawn and Hudson Schools of Music will present a Master Class with William and Judith Guegold Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at the new Steinway Piano Gallery, 334 E. Hines Hill Road.
The class will assist students in preparation for the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Solo and Ensemble event. According to Schools of Music officials, the Guegolds are experienced OMEA adjudicators and experts in all aspects of Solo and Ensemble.
Judith Guegold has degrees from Capital University and The University of Akron (UA). She is a retired music educator with more than 30 years of experience, the majority at Crestwood Middle School in Mantua. As a middle school band director and private teacher, she has prepared hundreds of students for Solo and Ensemble adjudicated events, with more than 90 percent receiving superior ratings, according to Schools of Music officials. She is a past treasurer of the Ohio American School Band Directors Association and was president of OMEA District 6.
William Guegold is a professor emeritus from the UA School of Music. He retired in the fall of 2012 with more than 35 years in the profession and is a graduate of Capital University and Kent State University. Guegold has served as a large ensemble adjudicator for 31 years. He also was a high school band director for 14 years. He is a past president of the OMEA and is currently the North Central Division president of the National Association for Music Education.
The class will provide students and teachers with the student performance preparation process for entering Solo and Ensemble, as well as describe what the adjudicators are listening for from the performer(s). Several students will perform solos for the Guegolds, who will critique the performances providing the viewpoint of the teacher and adjudicator, as well as take questions from the audience.
Kurt Reed, director of the Fairlawn and Hudson Schools of Music, said, “We have access to these brilliant musicians and educators right in our own community. We are thankful that they are taking time from their very busy schedules to offer insight to students as they prepare for Solo and Ensemble.”
This class is free and open to the public. Students and families from all local schools are encouraged to attend. To register, call the Hudson School of Music at 330-653-3676 or visit www.hudsonschoolofmusic.com.
Stephanie Kist contributed to this report.
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