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ASMTA Fellows & Teachers of the Year


MTNA Foundation Fellow Award (Arkansas)

Announcement: Alline Philips has been nominated to receive this award in 2023. Information on how to support award will be posted here later. Congratulations, Alline!!

MTNA Foundation Fellow Nomination Form

Music Teachers National Association Foundation Fellows is a national program is designed to honor those outstanding individuals who have made a significant contribution to music and the music teaching profession, while supporting the programs of the MTNA Foundation.

Each Fellow is recognized in the MTNA magazine, American Music Teacher, and each name is placed on a plaque at the national headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition, each Fellow receives a free ticket to the MTNA Foundation Gala during the MTNA National Conference, where they are recognized with a framed certificate and a Fellow pin.

Past MTNA Fellows

2015 – Ouida Keck

2014 – Lauren Schack Clark

2013 – William and Patricia Medley

2012 – Sharon Sanford Ard

2011 – John Krebs

2010 – Ann Barnwell Rye

2008 – Peggy Lewis

2008 – J.D. Kelly

2004 – William Perryman


ASMTA Teacher of the Year Award (College)

2016 – Dr. Naoki Hakutani

2014 – Dr. May Tsao-Lim

2011 – Dr. Timothy Smith

2010 – Dr. Christopher Thompson

2008 – Dr. Lauren Schack Clark

2007 – Dr. Pamela Pike

2001 – Dr. Linda Holzer 

2000 – Vicky Kiehl

1999 – Gertrude Kincaid

1998 – Dr. Dan Dykema

1997 – Dr. Ouida Keck

1996 – Dr. John E. Krebs

1994 – Dr. Ann Rye

1992 – Dr. David Crouse

1991 – Dr. J. D. Kelly

1990 – Dr. Bill Perryman

1989 – Dr. Ed Connelly

1983 – Dr. Sam Driggers

1982 – Dr. William Trantham

1981 – Dr. Carl Fosberg

1980 – Dr. Robert Campbell

1979 – Miss Virginia Queen

1978 – Dr. Hadley Yates

1977 – Mr. William Gant


ASTMA Teacher of the Year Award (Independent)

2021 – Janine Tiner & Carol Ann Bone

2019 – Lisa Miller

2018 – Linda Rogers

2017 – Naoma McCartney

2015 – Dannie Morrison

2012 – Dennis Hay

2009 – Mark Smidt

2006 – William & Pat Medley

2005 – Jeanne Hurst

2004 – Helen Vanlandingham

2003 – Carol Houston

2002 – Carolyn Setliff           

2001 – Linda D. Kennedy

2000 – Peggy Lewis

1999 – Sue Robbins

1998 – Sharon Ard

1997 – Ginger Crippen

1996 – Lillie McKnight

1995 – (no convention)                      

1994 – Barbara Fogle                         

1992 – Marcia Long

1991 – Louise Murrah

1990 – Sherry Mashburn

1989 – Ben Selman

1988 – Mrs. Margaret Womack

1987 – Mrs. Marjorie Bond

1986 – Mrs. Betty Morgan

1985 – Mrs. Aleta Jessup

1984 – Roger Lawson

1983 – Martha Ann Edwards

1982 – Mrs. Violet Giller

1981 – Sister Mildred Dunn

1980 – Mrs. Lela Johnson

1979 – Mrs. Eunice Faulkner

1978 – Mrs. Esther Mills Wood

1977 – Ms. H. E. Tye