Virginia

 

Membership Awards

 

VMEA Awards Program Form

Official Nomination FormFor Use by Individuals (Must be used for ALL nominations)

District Representatives Nomination Form For Use via District Nominations



 



 

 

The purpose of these awards is to recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of our members and those people who have a positive impact on our profession. Awards are presented at conference each year. If you feel you may qualify, applications are open and available on this website from September 1st to October 15th.

Members may also receive the Blue Ribbon Award for their school.

 

Service Awards:

The Virginia Music Educators Association has established an awards program to recognize service and excellence in music teaching in both public and private schools in the Commonwealth.  Service Awards are presented at the In-Service Conference each November.

Fifteen Year Certificate

  • Currently an active member of VMEA
  • A music teacher in a public or private school for at least fifteen years
  • A VMEA member (or its equivalent in another state) for at least ten years

Twenty-Five Year Pin

  • Currently an active member of VMEA
  • A music teacher in a public or private school for at least twenty-five years
  • A VMEA member (or its equivalent in another state) for at least ten years

Retirement Plaque

  • Retired in the past five years
  • An active member of VMEA at the time you retired
  • Taught music in a public or private school for at least twenty-five years
  • A VMEA member (or its equivalent in another state) for at least ten years

Forms are available on this website from September 1st to October 15th to register online for a service award.

 

 


 

 

VIRGINIA MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION AWARD NOMINATIONS GENERAL INFORMATION/REQUIREMENTS

 

VMEA has established the Awards Programs that recognizes service, achievements and contributions to music education for current active members, retired members, and for non-members who show their support for local music programs.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • All nominations must be presented with one of two forms: a) Official Nomination Form (for ALL nominations) and/or b) District Representative‚Äôs Nomination Form.
  • Districts may nominate indviduals through their district meetings etc. (Submit the District Nomination Form).  The Official Nomination Form MUST also be submitted.
  • Individuals may nominate through the use of the Official Nomination Form.
  • Official Nomination Forms and requisite paperwork must be postmarked by August 1.
  • Official Nomination Forms and requisite paperwork sent to: Linda Gammon, VMEA State Executive; 24759 Carbonate Terrace Stone Ridge, VA 20105
  • Recipients will be honored at the annual VMEA Conference
  • There will be no limit to the number of awardees in any category
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AWARDS REQUIREMENTS:

 

Outstanding Music Educator Criteria

  • At least ten (10) years of continuous teaching in Virginia
  • Must currently teach in Virginia
  • Consistent VMEA member in good standing
  • Evidenced of service to VMEA or interest sections
  • Outstanding accomplishments as a teacher as evidenced by:
    • Student achievement
    • Professional recognition
    • Program recognition
    • Awards
    • Sustained program growth
    • Influence within and beyond district

 

Outstanding General Music Educator Criteria

 

  • At least ten (10) years of teaching in Virginia
  • Outstanding accomplishments as a teacher as evidenced by such things as student achievement, program recognition, and testimony from students, parents, alumni, and administrators.

 

 

Lifetime Achievement Criteria

 

  • Minimum twenty (20) years of documented music service activity in Virginia
  • May be active or retired music educator or music administrator
  • Must have documented service to VMEA

 

Past Recipients