OkMEA Exemplary Teacher Award
This honor is to recognize music teachers in the state who have demonstrated a mastery of music education through the production of exemplary performing organizations and/or individual music students. Nominees may be active or retired.
- Must have a minimum of fifteen (15) years of active service (a minimum of 10 years must have been in Oklahoma, as a music teacher) in the field of music. The additional five (5) years may have been in a music administration position, such as a music coordinator or supervisor. The current teaching year may be counted in the totals above.
- Must have been a member of OkMEA/NAfME for a minimum of 10 years. Current membership is a positive support for the award.
- Must have demonstrated excellence in the teaching of music, as evidenced by competition, awards, and peer or administrator statements.
- Must have demonstrated personal and academic growth as a music educator.
Distinguished Teaching Award
(Given before present OkMEA Awards were formalized)
OkMEA Exemplary Teacher Awards
2004: Not awarded
2006: Not awarded
Robert Lee Kid III
Cristi Cary Miller
Leah D. Nellis
Susann Canada McDaniel
Mary Beth Singleton
Gay Lynn Allen
Honors Nomination Information
To submit a nominee, please complete the form by September 30. The Awards and Recognition committee will meet to choose the recipients from the qualifying nominations. The committee will recommend their choices to the OkMEA executive board at their October meeting for final approval. After selection, the laureate must provide, before November 1, a picture and short professional biography to the Editor of Oklahoma Music.