The Service to the Profession Award is given to individuals, community groups, clubs, schools or businesses who have contributed to the music profession in North Dakota.
The 2023 recipient of the Service to the Profession Award is Kathleen Johnson. Shown with Kathleen is Amy Mercer, Service to the Profession Chair.
Service to the Profession
Membership in the NDMTA is not required to receive this award. The recipient of the Service to the Profession Award will be honored at the NDMTA Conference.
Criteria that may be considered when nominating an individual or entity includes the following:
- Providing a service to NDMTA and/or its local associations
- Evidence of support for the activities of NDMTA and its local associations
- Effect on the music profession as a whole
- Accomplishments/contributions to NDMTA or the musical community
- Community involvement related to music
- Teaching/professional achievement in music
- General professional music activity
- Promotion of music awareness
- Professional achievement - similar to a lifetime achievement award in music
- Evidence of the pursuit of personal excellence in music
Nomination forms will be sent to local NDMTA local associations in January. A nomination made by an individual member or a local association is to be accompanied by a letter of support. The award will be determined by an ad hoc committee of four appointed by the Service to the Profession Chair.
Congratulations to all of the previous recipients of the Service to the Profession Award.
|2015||Pam Olson||Grand Forks|
|2017||Scott's Music Store||Grand Forks|
|2018||Dr. Robert Groves||Fargo|
|2020||Dr. Nariaki Sugiura||Grand Forks|
|2022||Don Langley||Grand Forks|
Teacher of the Year Recipients
The NDMTA no longer participates in the Teacher of the Year award. We recognize those that have been honored in the past, from 1994-2013.
|1996||Dr. Diana Skroch||Valley City|
|1997||Dr. Beth Gigante Klingenstein||Valley City|
|1998||Dr. Jane Solose||Grand Forks|
|2000||Elizabeth Rheude||Grand Forks|
|2002||Carole Flatau||Valley City|
|2003||Sara Bloom||Grand Forks|
|2004||Sara Hagen||Valley City|
|2011||Gloria Bethke||Grand Forks|
|2013||Darla Sheldon||Park River|
*2004 MTNA Teacher of the Year