Outstanding Young Music Educator Award Nomination

  • AMEA honors young members that have shown a special dedication to and enthusiasm for music education in Alabama. Named in honor of long time AMEA and MENC leader, Edward H. Cleino, this award recognizes innovative leaders, who set high standards for our profession and offer inspiration and direction. Nominees should have demonstrated professional and academic growth as music educators, as well as enthusiasm for teaching and love of music. Forms must be received by July 15. The presentation of the awards is scheduled for the AMEA Professional Development Conference in January. Qualifications: 1. Educator must be a NAfME/AMEA member. 2. Educator must have served at least three years, but no more than five years, as a music educator in any school system(s) and or collegiate institution(s) in Alabama 3. Nomination must be made by an AMEA member or by a school administrator. AMEA board members are ineligible for nomination during their terms of office Nominations should be accompanied by the following: 1. A list of specific actions which have initiated or enhanced music education at the local, state, regional, or national levels.
  • 2. Four (4) letters of recommendation: one from a fellow music teacher and three others from any appropriate source, including a former student, if applicable.