George C. Wilson Leadership/Service Award

The George C. Wilson Leadership/Service Award is named for the 1940-1946 AMEA President and is presented to a member who has rendered an exceptional amount of service and has demonstrated strong leadership in the Association.

Nominations by: AMEA general membership

Selection by: AMEA Hall of Fame Committee

Criteria for the George C. Wilson Leadership/Service Award:

Please upload a recommendation letter and/or support material that addresses the following characteristic traits of your nominee for the George C. Wilson Leadership/Service Award:

  • Leadership and service contributions to the Arizona Music Educators Association may include: hosting meetings, festivals, presenting workshops, clinics, adjudicating or guest conducting ensemble groups, writing articles for various music journals and/or participation in curriculum work, mentoring students / new teachers, holding AMEA or constituent board positions.
  • Has made outstanding and ongoing contributions to the improvement of music in Arizona through participation and leadership in professional organizations

George C. Wilson Leadership/Service Award Nomination Form

Past Winners of the George C. Wilson Leadership/Service Award:

  • Dr. Marilyn Brandom, 1990
  • William E. Richardson, 1990
  • Dr. William S. English, 1991
  • Robert V. Lefevre, 1991
  • Joe Dixon Lloyd, 1991
  • James B. Marr, 1991
  • James Kirk, 1992
  • William J. Richardson, 1992
  • David A. Waggoner, 1992
  • Jeffrey A. Harris, 1993
  • William E. Wells, 1993
  • Phil Hatler, 1994
  • Robert Nichols, 1994
  • Dr. Barrie Wells, 1994
  • Ben Day, 1995
  • Sheryl Kitamura-Humbert, 1995
  • Ken Tittelbaugh, 1995
  • William “Bill” Humbert, 1996
  • George Umberson, 1997
  • Andy Vogt, 1997
  • Lewis Dexter, 1998
  • Douglas Riddle, 1998
  • Jill Mahoney, 1999
  • Dr. Dwayne Dunn, 2000
  • Ken Jaeger, 2001
  • Marshall C. Stewart, 2002
  • Diane Gourley, 2003
  • Dr. Jeffrey Bush, 2004
  • Kevin Hayward, 2005
  • Eric Zimmerman, 2006
  • Dr. Mark Nelson, 2007
  • Nannette Lindsey, 2008
  • Suzie Reismann, 2008
  • Scott Burgener, 2009
  • Kathy Willson, 2009
  • Antonia Adams-Clement, 2010
  • John Clement, 2010
  • Adrienne Meeker, 2011
  • Ellen Kirkbride, 2012
  • Greg Hebert, 2013
  • Amanda Estes, 2014 
  • Bill Patterson, 2014
  • Laura Scholten, 2015
  • Karalee Hagen, 2015
  • Dennis Smith, 2016
  • Sarah Ross, 2017
  • James DeBusk, 2017
  • Michelle Irvin, 2018
  • Martin Hebda, 2019