Ohio Choral Directors Association

Promoting excellence in choral music throughout Ohio.

Past Presidents of OCDA

1961 - 1964 Ferris Ohl
1964 - 1966 R. Byron Griest
1966 - 1967 Ernest L. Hisey
1967 - 1969 George E. Wilson
1969 - 1971 John R. Van Nice
1991 - 1973 Lawrence E. Tagg
1973 - 1975 John W. Williams
1975 - 1977 William J. Hamilton
1977 - 1979 Maurice Casey
1979 - 1981 Calvin Rogers
1981 - 1983 John Drotleff
1983 - 1985 John Drotleff*
1984 - 1987 B. Neil Davis
1987 - 1989 Robert Mix
1989 - 1991 Wade Raridon
1991 - 1993 Richard D. Mathey
1993 - 1995 James S. Gallagher
1995 - 1997 Peter G. Jarjisian
1997 - 1999 Craig Johnson
1999 - 2001 David M. Bell
2001 - 2003 Lucinda Houck
2003 - 2005 Thomas G. Merrill
2005 - 2007 Mark Munson
2007 - 2009 Gayle Walker
2009 - 2011 Ben Ayling
2011 - 2013 Bill Zurkey
2013 - 2015 Dara Gillis
2015 - 2017 Loren Veigel
*served two consecutive terms because President-Elect was unable to assume office of President
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2018 Past President’s Luncheon
Peter Jarjisian, Hilary Apfelstadt, Dara Gillis, Gayle Walker, Ben Ayling, Mark Munson, Rich Schnipke, Bill Zurkey