This award is sponsored by NCMEA and will be presented at the Annual Conference in November.

Please submit this form by June 15, 2022.

Nominees will be notified by June 15 to provide a current resume and letters of recommendation.

NCMEA Honor Administrators should be exceptionally skillful in their respective unit and should be especially aware of the cultural arts (particularly music) as an indispensable part of the school curriculum as indicated by their personal attitude and philosophy; results in terms of understanding programs; number of teachers in music and other cultural arts; number of children involved in music and other cultural arts; opportunities for teacher growth; financial support for the arts; evidence of community and school board support; and understanding of the music programs special needs in terms of space, program and equipment.

The Honor Administrator nomination shall consist of: 

  • Statement of nomination to include reasons and evidence for this honor as indicated in the criteria.
  • Biographical sketch describing the administrator’s experience, education, number of years in present position, educational institution(s) attended, degrees earned, professional organizations, civic clubs, honors, etc.
  • Comprehensive statistical data of music activities (number of teachers and students involved)
  • The Nomination Form must be submitted online by midnight June 1, 2022.


The Selection Committee consists of the Awards Chair and three NCMEA members, appointed by the NCMEA President.

Final decisions will be announced by the NCMEA Executive Director to the recipient and to the nominating member, following the Spring NCMEA Board Meeting. All applicants will be informed of the outcome.

The recipient will be invited by the Awards Chair to be a guest at the NCMEA Professional Development Conference in November for formal presentation of the award. The Awards Chair will make this presentation.

The Awards Chair shall encourage the nominating member to publicize the Music Education Advocate Award in local newspapers and other media. The nominating member should provide copies of articles to the NCMEA Awards Chair.

Please review the award criteria on the NCMEA website. You will be required to to upload a Word document or PDF describing the nominee’s qualifications:

  • Summary of reasons for this honor
  • Brief bio of nominee
  • Summary of music/arts activities, including any financial support
    Additionally, you may provide up to three pertinent articles about the nominee.

The Pat Hall Music Educator Advocate Award recognizes a person who has demonstrated exceptional visible support and advocacy for music and the arts in North Carolina. The award will be made to a person who has exemplified the following criteria:

  • Personal attitude, actions and philosophy
  • Visible success in improving the general status of the arts in North Carolina
  • Leadership in the arts
  • Effective advocacy for music education and the other arts


Nomination Deadline is June 1, 2022.

NCMEA Hall of Fame Award honors those NCMEA members who have made an extraordinary contribution to our organization. The qualifications for this honor include being a member of NCMEA/NAfME for at least 30 years, having a record of excellence in teaching and/or administration, having a record of betterment to the profession, and of professional ideals and academic integrity.

Nominations for Hall of Fame are accepted from NCMEA Sections of the NCMEA Board. Criteria include:

  • Member of NCMEA/NAfME (if retired, nominee must have been a member while teaching for a minimum of 30 years)
  • Excellence in teaching and/or administration.
  • Contributions and improvements made in music education.
  • Betterment of the profession thorough exemplary service.
  • Professional offices, publications, awards, recognition’s, and/or performances.
  • Professional ideals and academic integrity.
  • Provide at least three letters of commendation from a combination of the following: students, administrators, colleagues, community, state or national leaders.

Nomination deadline: June 1

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