Who is that special music educator who is shaping our profession in very meaningful ways?

Who made such an impact not only on their students but on we fellow music educators
that they are truly Hall of Famers?

Who is that classroom teacher that utilizes music so effectively in the classroom that we music educators are in awe?

What music educator is effectively utilizing the music of diverse cultures in teaching music to students?

Do you know any of these people?

If you do, then they need to be nominated for a state award. Although each of the sections submit names for these awards, nominations can also come from individuals. CMEA wants to make sure we honor those special people who make music shine in the lives of students. You may know one!

CMEA Awards Selection Process

To nominate a candidate for a state award, please email CMEA Executive Administrator Trish Adams at cmea@calmusiced.com with the candidate’s name, email address and/or street address and the award name that you believe the candidate is worthy of receiving by September 15, 2015.  

In order to streamline the state awards process and to be more accurate with candidate biographical information, the CMEA Board has updated the process in which candidates are nominated and information is gathered for state awards. CMEA members will now nominate candidates that they feel are worthy of a state award and the candidate will then receive notice of this nomination. On the award nomination notice, the candidate will be asked to submit biographical and philosophical information, as well as photos, that would be submitted to CMEA Secretary Duane Otani by the deadline of October 5, 2015 for the candidate to be considered for that award by the CMEA Executive Board. In the case of a non-music educator nominee, e.g., an administrator, a legislator, an industry representative, the nominator will be asked to provide the biographical information and photo.

 

List of possible awards:
CMEA/PERIPOLE GENERAL MUSIC EDUCATOR AWARD 
Honoring Excellence In General Classroom Music Education

CMEA MUSIC INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD 
Honoring An Organization/Individual For Outstanding Leadership In Music Education

CMEA ELEMENTARY MUSIC SPECIALIST AWARD 
Honoring Excellence In Elementary Instrumental and Choral Music Instruction.

CMEA MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSIC SPECIALIST AWARD
Honoring Excellence In Middle School Instrumental and Choral Music Instruction.

CMEA/MAYNARD MORELAND CLASSROOM TEACHER AWARD 
Honoring Musical Excellence In Elementary Classroom Education. Honoring an Elementary Classroom Teacher Who Uses Music As An Integral Part of the Curriculum.

CMEA/RICHARD L. LEVIN ORCHESTRA EDUCATOR AWARD 
Honoring Excellence In Orchestra Education and Performance

CMEA/JOHN SWAIN COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY EDUCATOR AWARD 
Honoring Excellence in Music Education At The College/University Level

CMEA LEGISLATIVE MUSIC LEADERSHIP AWARD 
Honoring an elected representative at the state or national level who has been a positive force in leadership for music education.

CMEA COLLEGIATE NAfME CHAPTER AWARD 
Honoring Excellence, Innovation, And Growth Promoting Music Teacher Education at the High School/Middle School Level

CMEA JAZZ EDUCATOR AWARD 
Honoring Excellence In Jazz Education And Performance

CMEA/AUBREY PENMAN RETIRED MUSIC EDUCATOR AWARD 
Honoring Continued Influence In Developing Teachers

CMEA/ PEARSON-SILVER BURDETT CHORAL EDUCATOR AWARD 
Honoring Excellence In Choral Education And Performance

CMEA BYRON HOYT/DON SCHMEER BAND EDUCATOR AWARD 
Honoring Excellence in Instrumental Education And Performance

CMEA ERNEST R. YEE ILLUMINATING CULTURE AWARD 
Honoring Excellence in Diversity in Music Education

CMEA OUTSTANDING ADMINISTRATOR AWARD 
Honoring A Music Supervisor or Non-Music Educator Who, As A School Administrator, Has Contributed Powerfully To The Support Of Music Education

CMEA HALL OF FAME AWARD 
Honoring Lifetime Achievement In Music Education

 

 

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