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NMEA Awards

Every year, NMEA members have the opportunity to nominate someone who has made an impact on music education in Nevada. There are four categories from which to nominate from; the Steve Maytan Service to Music Education Award, New Music Educator of the Year, Administrator of the Year, and Music Educator of the Year. Nominations are reviewed by the board, and individuals who are chosen are notified in early spring of each year.

​Nominations 

Nominations Are Now Open: accepting Nominations  from 12/5/23 to 1/12/24. Awards will be presented at the NMEA All-State Conference.

Award Categories

New Music Educator of the Year Award 

The Nevada Music Educators Association seeks to recognize contributions made by NMEA members for excellence in music education. The NEW MUSIC EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD provides an opportunity to honor those who are new to the state of Nevada, set high standards for our profession and who give us inspiration and direction.  Nominees must have 5 years or less of teaching experience.
NMEA members are encouraged to submit nominations for this prestigious award. Nominations are reviewed by the NMEA Board.  They will evaluate each nomination and select the award recipient.

Administrator of the Year Award 

The Nevada Music Educators Association seeks to recognize Nevada Administrators for their contributions to music education.  The ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD provides an opportunity to honor those administrators who support and help to advance music education in the school and community.
NMEA members are encouraged to submit nominations for this prestigious award. Nominations are submitted to the NMEA BOARD.  They will evaluate the nominations and select the award recipient.

Steve Maytan Service Award 

The Nevada Music Educators Association are pleased to announce the Steve Maytan, Service to Music Education Award. This award recognizes contributions made by Nevadans who have provided great service to music education in Nevada. The recipient of this award should be someone who has gone “above and beyond” for the benefit of music education and music students in our state.

Music Educators Award 

The Nevada Music Educators Association seeks to recognize contributions made by NMEA members for excellence in music education. The MUSIC EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD provides an opportunity to honor those who have been teaching in the state of Nevada, set high standards for our profession and who give us inspiration and direction. NMEA members are encouraged to submit nominations for this prestigious award. Nominations are reviewed by the NMEA Board.  They will evaluate the nominations and select the award recipient. 

James Gillette Small School Champion of Music Education Award 

The Nevada Music Educators Association is pleased to announce the James Gillette, Small Schools Champion for Music Education Award. This award recognizes contributions made by teachers who have provided great service and experiences to students in Nevada's schools of populations less than 1000 students. The recipient of this award should be someone who has continued to offer opportunities and support for students in their community for the benefit of music education and music students in our state.

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