MMEA Outstanding Music Educator



OBJECTIVE:  To recognize and acknowledge the outstanding teaching of one or more music educators who have shown extraordinary success.



  • Must have completed at least 15 years of teaching.

  • At least 10 of those years must have been in a public or private Missouri institution.

  • Must be a current member of MMEA/ NAfME.

  • Must have been a member of MMEA for at least two years.

  • Exemplify the profession’s highest standards of teaching, learning and professionalism.

  • This award is intended to award and recognize outstanding teaching in all areas and not be awarded solely based on performing ensemble recognition.  


Submission Instructions:

  • All materials and letters of recommendation should be submitted online through the MMEA Website.
  • All applications and materials must be submitted by December 1.
  • Nominations will be accepted from any current MMEA/ NAfME member.
  • Each application should be accompanied by at least two letters of recommendation.  It is recommended but not required that at least one letter of recommendation be completed by a current administrator or supervisor.



  • The MMEA President will notify the recipient of the award.
  • Recognition will take place at the First General Session of the annual MMEA In-Service Workshop/Conference.
  • The recipient should make arrangements to be present to accept this recognition.
  • Recognition of the recipient will also appear in the May issue of MSM magazine.