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Music Teacher(s) of the Year

AWARD OVERVIEW

Music Teacher(s) of the Year

The Music Teacher – individual or collaboration - award goes to a music educator for leadership in music education (including, instrument, theory, business, and practicum).

ELIGIBILITY

The teacher resides and or teaches in Durham Region for the eligibility period: January 1, 2020 through to March 31, 2021. Individual work or collaborations are considered for a specific music education discipline. The award is not given to a collective-institutionalized program, organization, or company.

Order of Events

March 15
submission open

May 15submissions close

Jun 30scoring finalized

jul 20open public voting

aug 20public voting closes

sep 23RECIPIENT revealed

Between March 15 to May 15, a public callout for submissions will be made. Any submissions that do not meet the eligibility requirements for their respective award category will not be considered.

Public submissions will close on May 15. The Nominating and Voting Committee will go through all submissions to ensure that each submission meets all the requirements for its respective award category.

A panel of selected judges will evaluate the remaining submissions in each category with a given set of judging criteria to determine the top three nominees.

The top three nominees for each category will be posted on the OMA website from July 20 to August 20 for public voting.

Public voting will end on August 20. All votes will be accumulated and the recipient(s) for each award will be announced during the OMA show on September 23.

ORDER OF EVENTS

MARCH 15
submissions open

Between March 15 to May 15, a public callout for submissions will be made. Any submissions that do not meet the eligibility requirements for their respective award category will not be considered.

May 15submissions Closed

Public submissions will close on May 15. The Nominating and Voting Committee will go through all submissions to ensure that each submission meets all the requirements for its respective award category.

june 30Scoring finalized

A panel of selected judges will evaluate the remaining submissions in each category with a given set of judging criteria to determine the top three nominees.

july 20public voting opens

The top three nominees for each category will be posted on the OMA website from July 20 to August 20 for public voting.

aug 20public voting closed

Public voting will end on August 20. All votes will be accumulated and the recipient(s) for each award will be announced during the OMA show on September 23.

sep 23RECIPIENT(S) revealed

ORDER OF EVENTS

March 15
submission open

May 15submissions close

Jun 20FINALISTS DETERMINED

jul 15COMMITTEE VOTING ENDS

sep 23RECIPIENT(S) revealed

Between March 15 to May 15, a public callout for submissions will be made. Any submissions that do not meet the eligibility requirements for their respective award category will not be considered.

Public submissions will close on May 15. The Nominating and Voting Committee will go through all submissions to ensure that each submission meets all the requirements for its respective award category.

A panel of selected judges will evaluate the remaining submissions and determine the recipient(s).

The recipient(s) will be announced during the OMA show on September 23.

ORDER OF EVENTS

MARCH 15
submissions open

Between March 15 to May 15, a public callout for submissions will be made. Any submissions that do not meet the eligibility requirements for their respective award category will not be considered.

May 15submissions Closed

Public submissions will close on May 15. The Nominating and Voting Committee will go through all submissions to ensure that each submission meets all the requirements for its respective award category.

june 20FINALISTS DETERMINED

A panel of selected judges will evaluate the remaining submissions and determine the recipient(s).

july 15COMMITTEE
VOTING ENDS

The winner will be announced during the OMA show on September 23.

sep 23winner revealed

ORDER OF EVENTS

March 15
submission open

May 15submissions close

Jun 20FINALISTS DETERMINED

sep 23winner revealed

Between March 15 to May 15, a committee will meet to recommend candidates who reside or were born in the Durham Region.

The OMA Nominating and Voting Committee will meet to discuss and determine potential recipients. Through a developed list of criteria, discussion, and voting, the OMA Nominating and Voting Committee will determine the recipient.

The recipient of this award is determined at the sole discretion of the OMA Nominating and Voting Committee and Executive Committee.

ORDER OF EVENTS

MARCH 15
submissions open

Between March 15 to May 15, a committee will meet to recommend candidates who reside or were born in the Durham Region.

May 15submissions Closed

The OMA Nominating and Voting Committee will meet to discuss and determine potential recipients. Through a developed list of criteria, discussion, and voting, the OMA Nominating and Voting Committee will determine the recipient.

june 20FINALISTS DETERMINED

The recipient of this award is determined at the sole discretion of the OMA Nominating and Voting Committee and Executive Committee.

sep 23winner revealed

JUDGING CRITERIA

Music Education Leadership

-  Quantity and Quality of the recommendations

-  Discipline(s) taught

-  Type of involvement with students and community

-  Accomplishments

-  Number and or Quality of Tributes

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