MMEA offers eight awards to recognize notable achievements and support for music education. These awards, presented in no particular order, include the Award of Merit, the Outstanding Administrator MMEA Recognition Award, the Hilda E. Humphrey Service Award, the Music Educator of the Year Award, the Friend of Music Education Award, the Ruth Ann Knapp Advocacy for Music Education Award and the New Directions in Music Education Award. All awards will be presented at the MMEA coffee hour during the Michigan Music Conference in January (Grand Rapids). Additional information on each award can be found at the links below.
Please note: All nominations must be submitted by a member of MMEA.
Pictured above from left are Dr. Christina Hornbach (Award of Merit, 2016) and Judy Palac (2016 Music Educator of the Year)
The Michigan Music Education Association (MMEA) is pleased to announce our 2018 Award Recipients:
Amy Fenton, 2018 Music Educator of the Year
Michael Norman, 2018 Award of Merit
Denise Wilkinson, 2018 Award of Merit
Amy Sierzega, 2018 Hilda Humphreys Service Award
Paul Soma, 2018 Outstanding Administrator Award
To recognize an individual who has given exemplary service to the MMEA and music education in Michigan.
To recognize administrative support for music education. This award will be made to individuals who have demonstrated active, on-going support for balanced music programs.
To recognize those who have given 25 years of service to music education.
To recognize early career teachers who have become involved in the work of the Michigan Music Educators Association
To recognize outstanding merit in music teaching, this award will be made to individuals who have served their students, communities and profession in a exemplary manner.
To recognize an individual, organization, school board, or corporation who has contributed in a significant way to the support of music education in Michigan.
To recognize an individual music educator, organization or corporation who has demonstrated outstanding sustained support and/or advocacy for music education programs in Michigan at the local, state, and/or federal level.
To recognize music educators and music teacher education programs who have successfully integrated and sustained innovative programming in PK-16 music education.