O.M. Hartsell Excellence in Teaching Music Award

The O.M. Hartsell Excellence in Teaching Music Award is named for the 1963-1965 AMEA President. This award is given to those members who have demonstrated exceptional ability as a teacher of music.

Nominations by: AMEA general membership

Selection by: AMEA Hall of Fame Committee

Criteria for the O.M. Hartsell Teaching Music Award:

Please upload a minimum of two recommendation letters that address the following characteristic traits of your nominee for the O.M. Hartsell Teaching Music Award:

  • Must be a full active member of the Arizona Music Educators Association
  • Has taught a minimum of 7 years
  • Demonstrates exceptional ability as a teacher of music and exhibits dedication to a comprehensive music education program
  • Regularly participates in professional growth opportunities including the AMEA conference or other AMEA-recognized professional development opportunities
  • Displays a cooperative and positive attitude towards colleagues.
  • Demonstrates the highest ideals and professional integrity

O.M. Hartsell Excellence in Teaching Music Award Nomination Form

Past Winners of the O.M. Hartsell Excellence in Teaching Music Award:

  • Douglas Akey, 1989
  • Reba L. Antonuccio, 1989
  • Dr. Joan Dively Ashcraft, 1989
  • Ann Autrey, 1989
  • Larry D. Baedke, 1989
  • Irene Bamrick, 1989
  • Barbara Barron, 1989
  • Tamara Bearden, 1989
  • William Bearden, 1989
  • Jeanne Belcheff, 1989
  • John H. Bloom, 1989
  • Dr. Marilyn Brandom, 1989
  • James A. Brenden, 1989
  • Vivian J. Burgmeier, 1989
  • James Burns, 1989
  • Duane R. Burr, 1989
  • Barbara L. Chinworth, 1989
  • Germain Corriero, 1989
  • Sandra L. Corriero, 1989
  • Dr. Melissa Cox, 1989
  • Evelyn S. Craft, 1989
  • Alice E. Cummings, 1989
  • Bernard Curry, 1989
  • Dr. Frank D’Andrea, 1989
  • Ben Day, 1989
  • Warren H. Dennis, 1989
  • Hector Espinosa, 1989
  • Bartlett R. Evans, 1989
  • Lester D. Felten J., 1989
  • Dr. John Fitch, 1989
  • George R. Gardner, 1989
  • Harry S. Garrett, 1989
  • Lois J. Garrett, 1989
  • Dr. Fred A. Gray, 1989
  • Janice L. Griesch, 1989
  • Paul L. Grimes, 1989
  • Debra Jo Gunby, 1989
  • Eugene L. Hanson, 1989
  • Jeffrey Harris, 1989
  • Sara L. Hartzler, 1989
  • Richard Hemwall, 1989
  • James Hendricks, 1989
  • Virginia Lee Hinton, 1989
  • James R. Humbert, 1989
  • Ann K. Iveson, 1989
  • William B. Iveson, 1989
  • Verna E. Jarnot, 1989
  • Mary Zua Kamp, 1989
  • Tom Kinnaman, 1989
  • Lyle E. Koch, 1989
  • Jerry Korn, 1989
  • Kenneth L. Lage, 1989
  • Mary Pat Lansing, 1989
  • Victoria J. Ligon, 1989
  • Joe Dixon Lloyd, 1989
  • Dr. Eugene P. Lombardi, 1989
  • Richard O. Longfield, 1989
  • Dr. David G. Lunt, 1989
  • James B. Marr, 1989
  • Robert Marshall, 1989
  • Richard G. Mayne, 1989
  • Dr. Douglas R. McEwen, 1989
  • Carolyn A. McInnes, 1989
  • Dr. John R. McMullen, 1989
  • Edward J. Moore, 1989
  • Margaret Nellis, 1989
  • Patricia R. Newton, 1989
  • Marba L. Nielson, 1989
  • Thomas C. Patrick, 1989
  • David A. Perry, 1989
  • Jean L. Perry, 1989
  • Richard H. Philabaum, 1989
  • David M. Player, 1989
  • Craig Plotner, 1989
  • Kathryn Poen, 1989
  • Kathleen Poore, 1989
  • Penny Pursell, 1989
  • Norma S. Rhea, 1989
  • William J. Richardson, 1989
  • Dr. Jacob H. Rittenhouse, 1989
  • A. Wayne Roederer, 1989
  • Grace M. Ryan, 1989
  • Anita K. Sammarco, 1989
  • Patricia Schultz, 1989
  • Dr. Charles Sessions, 1989
  • Clarence Shaw, 1989
  • Eugene Shroyer, 1989
  • Dr. Harvey K. Smith, 1989
  • Award Ronald L. Snowbarger, 1989
  • Charles Steele, 1989
  • Dr. David Stocker, 1989
  • Dr. Richard E. Strange, 1989
  • Helen Swindall, 1989
  • Jon F. Sywassink, 1989
  • Yvonne M. Tait, 1989
  • Harold Teak, 1989
  • Hazel S. Thomas, 1989
  • Wendy Turner, 1989
  • Lazlo Veres, 1989
  • Judith L. Waltz, 1989
  • Richard E. Watts, 1989
  • Kenneth W. Wells, 1989
  • Dr. Michael W. Willson, 1989
  • Laurence Wittig, 1989
  • Kenneth Zebro, 1989
  • Albert O. Davis, 1989, 1991
  • Robert W. McAllister, 1990
  • Thomas O’Kelley, 1990
  • Anthony Barrios, 1991
  • Gloria Day, 1991
  • Sharla Torchia, 1991
  • Sharon Falk, 1992
  • Elizabeth Lehman, 1992
  • DeeAnn McAllister, 1992
  • Dr. Sylvia Munsen, 1992
  • Clorinda Graziano, 1993
  • Danny O. Lindsey, 1993
  • Ron Phillips, 1993
  • J. Michael Schiebe, 1993
  • Sharon Woodard, 1993
  • John A. Dallabetta, 1994
  • Dr. Patricia Hoy, 1994
  • Sheila Kendall, 1994
  • Susan Reisman, 1994
  • Rita Scholz, 1994
  • Julia White-Hester, 1994
  • Beth Gilbert, 1995
  • Hugh “Bud” Hilditch, 1995
  • Nannette Lindsey, 1995
  • Douglas Riddle, 1995
  • Gary Silvey, 1995
  • Dr. Robert Fleming, 1996
  • Michael Hester, 1996
  • Kathy Kaufman, 1996
  • Geraldine Pierson, 1996
  • Marshall C. Stewart, 1996
  • V. Rich Christensen, 1997
  • Dr. Edith Copley, 1997
  • Alice Cox, 1997
  • Dr. Walter Temme, 1997
  • David A. Waggoner, 1997
  • Russ Capri, 1998
  • Sandra Dyke, 1998
  • Patricia Jordahl, 1998
  • Frances Moeckly, 1998
  • Gary Anderson, 1999
  • Judith Burner, 1999
  • Duane Carr, 1999
  • Renee Shane-Boyd, 1999
  • Peter Sorenson, 1999
  • Barry Black, 2000
  • Sandee Coppola, 2000
  • Sue Kinnear, 2000
  • Steve La France, 2000
  • Albert Necas, 2000
  • Bill Bitter, 2001
  • Hollace N. Celmer, 2001
  • Pat Nixon, 2001
  • K. Wayne Tarter, 2001
  • Randy H. Wright, 2001
  • Diane Abrams, 2002
  • Mary Acosta, 2002
  • Larry Brodie, 2002
  • Sylvia Payne, 2002
  • Jim Thomas, 2002
  • GayLin Tutnick, 2002
  • Barbara Burley, 2003
  • Alex Cardieri, 2003
  • Richard Chelpka, 2003
  • Lewis Dexter, 2003
  • Richard McEnaney, 2003
  • Mark Ashby, 2004
  • Vicki Davis, 2004
  • Jon Gomez, 2004
  • Scott Lang, 2004
  • Jeff Yoder, 2004
  • David Duarte, 2005
  • Bruce DuPlanty, 2005
  • Kelly Hughes, 2005
  • Lorena Lugo, 2005
  • Renee Young-Esparza, 2005
  • Julie Carlson, 2006
  • Mark Hodge, 2006
  • Jill Mahoney, 2006
  • Mary Pat McDonald, 2006
  • William C. Patterson, 2006
  • Dr. Sandra Stauffer, 2006
  • Vanessa Flores, 2007
  • Rob Hunter, 2007
  • Fred Milner, 2007
  • Laura Scholten, 2007
  • Claire Sievers, 2007
  • Susan Elms, 2008
  • Scott Gentry, 2008
  • Pamela Johnson, 2008
  • Robert Nichols, 2008
  • Andy Vogt, 2008
  • Amy Bennett, 2009
  • Maja Chadwick, 2009
  • Jennifer Hamilton, 2009
  • Cory Walavich, 2009
  • Robert Gaston, 2010
  • Willam Norris, 2010
  • Scott Williams, 2010
  • Margi Zearley, 2010
  • Liz Carnes-Wight, 2011
  • George Hattendorf, 2011
  • Mar June Scheier, 2011
  • Allison Coyle, 2012
  • Mindy Flake, 2012
  • Marshall Pratt, 2012
  • Richard Ross, 2012
  • Darin Shryock, 2012
  • Sarah Meeks, 2013
  • Duane Chun, 2013
  • Kirk Douglas, 2013
  • Daria Mason, 2013
  • Nancy Pallas, 2013
  • Brian Murphy, 2014
  • Lori Dixon, 2014
  • Carl McCurry, 2014
  • Karen Miller, 2014
  • Colleen Bosselli, 2015
  • Melanie Britton, 2015
  • Dave Kuhns, 2015
  • Debbie Hutson, 2016
  • Jenny Nichols, 2016
  • Dr. Daniel Schmidt, 2016
  • Diana West-Acuna, 2016
  • Jeff Marchant, 2017
  • Cindy Durazo, 2017
  • James O’Halloran, 2017
  • Cheryl Fortier, 2017
  • Dan Bradstreet, 2017
  • Linda Levy, 2018
  • Kevin Bennett, 2018
  • Brad Seagraves, 2018
  • Jim Matsushino, 2018
  • Christina Soper, 2018
  • Mason Schreiber, 2018
  • Anneka Kotterman, 2019
  • Jennifer Randle, 2019
  • John Snyder, 2019
  • Eric Zimmerman, 2019