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.
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
All awards will be presented at the MMEA Social Hour, to be held at the 15th annual Michigan Music Conference on Friday, January 17, 2020 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The event will be held in the Amway Ambassador Foyer. Music teachers from across Michigan, as well as special guests from the recipients’ schools, will be on hand to witness and assist with the award presentations. We invite all MMEA members to attend this free social hour to honor our award recipients.
Award of Merit
To recognize an individual who has given exemplary service to the MMEA and music education in Michigan.
Outstanding Administrator Award
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.
MMEA Recognition Award
To recognize those who have given 25 years of service to music education.
Hilda E. Humphrey Service Award
To recognize early career teachers who have become involved in the work of the Michigan Music Educators Association
Music Educator of the Year Award
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.
Friend of Music Education Award
To recognize an individual, organization, school board, or corporation who has contributed in a significant way to the support of music education in Michigan.
Ruth Ann Knapp Advocacy for Music Education Award
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.
New Directions in Music Education Award
To recognize music educators and music teacher education programs who have successfully integrated and sustained innovative programming in PK-16 music education.