Claussen Presides at OMEA Conference

posted Jan 21, 2017, 4:27 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jan 21, 2017, 4:27 AM ]

Alex Claussen
Alex Claussen, the Secondary Fine Arts chair for Bartlesville Public Schools and director of the Bruin Brigade, is completing his term as the President of the Oklahoma Music Educators Association as he leads the winter in-service conference in Tulsa on January 18-21, 2017.

On Friday, January 20, 2017, Mr. Claussen presided over a luncheon with approximately 600 music teachers at Tulsa's Downtown DoubleTree Hotel. The guest speaker was Kyle Dillingham and fiddle group Horseshoe Road

BHS orchestra director Rhonda Carr was at the conference and reported that guest speaker Dillingham spoke to the group "about human connection and relationship by performing on instruments that are broken beyond repair. Very interesting and sobering. He sings, plays, and speaks." Broken Beyond Repair is also the title of one of his group's albums. Dillingham is a native of Enid, Oklahoma who has performed in over 25 countries and was named Oklahoma's Musical Ambassador by Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry. 

Mr. Claussen is a leader in his field in many ways.  He received the OMEA Exemplary Teacher Award in 2013 and was named the 2016 Oklahoma Bandmasters Association Director of the Year. He came to Bartlesville in 2008 and we are very proud to have him teaching instrumental music to Bartlesville Bruins.

Claussen Presides at Conference
Alex Claussen presides at the 2017 OMEA Mid-Winter In-Service Conference