State Awards

Teacher of the Year

The IMTA “Teacher of the Year” award is one of IMTA’s highest honors.  This award recognizes an individual who demonstrates excellence in teaching and service to the music teaching profession and community.  Recipients are nominated by current members and are selected by members of the Board of Directors.  Individuals and/or Local Associations may nominate someone for this award.  The IMTA Teacher of the Year Award is announced and presented at the annual state conference.

 

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2016 IMTA Teacher of the Year James Helton (right) pictured with past recipients Hamilton Tescarollo (2015) and Juliana Lockman (2014)

2015 – Hamilton Tescarollo
2014 – Juliana Lockman
2013 – Don Freund
2012 – William Hughes
2011 – Mimi Zweig
2010 – Lori Rhoden
2009 – Richard Ratliff
2008 – Karen Thickstun
2007 – Karen Shaw
2006 – Margaret Strong
2005 – Margaret Roby
2004 – Reginald Rodgers
2002 – Beverley Simms
2001 – Mary C. Heller
2000 – Janet Piechocinski
1999 – Cheryl Everett
1998 – Robert Palmer
1997 – Annette Conklin
1996 – Joseph Rezits
1995 – Steve Roberson
1994 – Wilda Gene Marcus
1993 – Eugene Rousseau
1992 – Martin Marks
1991 – Carolyn Hutson
1990 – Marvin Blickenstaff
1989 – Lori Sherer
1988 – Karen Taylor
1987 – Marion Hall
1986 – Stella Tatlock

For more information or to nominate a teacher, please contact Robert Palmer.

Local Member of the Year

2008 – Pricilla Filos (SBMTA)
2007 – Joyce Funderburg (SBMTA)
2006 – Lois Clouse (WVMTA); Charlene Sherry (SBMTA)
2005 – Maxine Yoder (GEMTA)
2003 – Barbara Byrum (SBAMTA); Wilma Hess (GEMTA)
2002 – Margaret (Peg) Adams (SBAMTA); Candy Henkle (GEMTA)
2001 – Patricia Puffer (GEMTA)
2000 – Ruth Rehm (GEMTA); Juliana Lockman (SBAMTA)
1999 – Stephen Gruoner (NW INMTA); Carolyn Hertzler (GEMTA); Linda Witchie (SBAMTA); Mavorette Flummerfelt (WVMTA)
1998 – Kathryn Sherer (GEMTA); Michelle Beyler (SBAMTA); Joan Kelham (NIMTA)

 

Distinguished Service Award

2014 – Margaret Roby
2005 – Juliana Lockman
2002 – Verne Abe, Carolyn Hertzler, Karen Thickstun
1995 – Jack Eaton