Outstanding Administrator Award

(Title change from Excellence in Music Administration Award)

The Outstanding Administrator Award is given in recognition of demonstrated leadership concerning music instruction within schools.

Nominations by: AMEA general membership

Selection by: AMEA Hall of Fame Committee

Criteria for the Outstanding Administrator Award:

Please upload a recommendation letter and/or support material that addresses the following characteristic traits of your nominee for the Outstanding Administrator Award:

  • Administrator must have demonstrated outstanding support of the total music education program for which the administrator is responsible.

Outstanding Administrator Award Nomination Form

Past Winners

  • Dr. George Umberson, 1989
  • Dr. Margaret Ruccolo, 1993
  • Larry Mabbitt, 1994
  • Jeanne Belcheff, 1995
  • Dr. Charles Sessions, 1996
  • Howard J. Oechsnet, 1997
  • Andre Licardi 1998, 2006
  • Dr. Joan Dively Ashcraft, 2001
  • Ruth Argabright, 2002
  • Dr. Wayne Bailey, 2003
  • Gayle Gadus, 2004
  • David Ross, 2005
  • Tara Kissane, 2007
  • Peter McAllister, 2008
  • Randy Wright, 2009
  • David Duarte, 2010
  • Dr. Mark Nelson, 2011
  • Dr. Keith Y. Preston, 2012
  • Kevin Brackney, 2013
  • Debra Poulson, 2014
  • Dr. Shannon Goodsell, 2015
  • Earl F. Armstrong, 2016
  • Steven Holmes, 2017
  • Stacie Zanzucchi, 2017
  • Teresa Hill, 2018
  • David Priniski, 2018
  • Mike De La Torre, 2018
  • Bob Lombardi, 2018
  • Robert Albury, 2018
  • Courtney Castelhano, 2019
  • Christy Cuddy, 2019
  • Denise Estudillo, 2019
  • Brian Fleming, 2019
  • Dr. Gabriel Trujillo, 2019