Nancy E. Ditmer, NAfME President and Board Chair for 2012-2014, is currently the Director of Bands and Professor of Music Education at the College of Wooster, Ohio, and has been a respected and devoted leader in music education for many years. She is a past President of the Ohio Music Education Association, the recipient of the 2006 Distinguished Service Award from the OMEA, and past President of the North Central Division of NAfME. In 2008, she was designated a Lowell Mason Fellow by NAfME. She continues to serve the OMEA as chair of the collegiate member committee and as co-chair of Ohio’s Professional Development Conference in 2009.
A respected scholar and author, Ms. Ditmer edited the OMEA publication, Triad. She has been a frequent presenter at state and national music education conferences over the last 15 years, on such relevant topics as education reform, music education advocacy, and professional development issues for teachers.
Nancy is the founder and director of the Wooster Music Camp, which has hosted 450 music students playing in five bands and two orchestras since 1997. This camp provides junior high and high schools students with memorable performance opportunities with renowned clinicians and educators.
As a music consultant, she has assisted the Canton Symphony in implementing an education grant, including developing professional development materials for symphony personnel. A member of the Arts Education advisory Committee in Wooster, she worked to strengthen the arts programs offered in the public schools served by the Tri-County Educational Service Center.