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Professional Music Educators Award

British Columbia Music Educators' Association


Two Professional Music Educator Awards may be given, one to elementary and one to secondary music educators for notable achievement.

Nature: The award consists of a framed certificate, recognition at the annual conference, statement of contributions in various publications, complimentary registration at all BCMEA conferences, and a special membership card indicating this special membership status.

These awards are given to classroom teachers only and may be awarded to the same individual more than once. Achievements may be in the following areas:
a) professional development activities in a district and/or the province
b) program development activities in music
c) curriculum development activities in music
d) comprehensive music program of quality

Selection Process:

Nominations may be made by a group, e.g. local chapter, staff, faculty, or department, executive or committee of BCMEA. Nominations are made by submitting a supporting letter of nomination, outlining how the candidate meets the criteria. All nominations remain active for three years.
The initial screening of candidates is done by a committee of past presidents, chaired by the immediate past president. Recommendations are made to the executive by January 18th. The Executive Committee makes the final selection and the decision is ratified at the Executive Council and Annual General meeting.
The award is made at the annual conference.

Deadline Date:

All nominations must be received by January 15.

For further information, including application and/or nomination forms, please contact


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