Awards and Recognition

Laurdella Foulkes-Levy receives Lifetime Achievement Award.

Laurdella Foulkes-Levy

Lifetime Achievement Award

The OAKE Lifetime Achievement Award is given to the rare person whose impact upon Kodály music education transcends that of what might be considered an outstanding educator, administrator, or researcher.  This person has made such an extensive, far-reaching impact that, over time, his or her influence has left an indelible mark upon the state of American Kodály music education. 

Click Here to Submit a Nomination | Deadline: September 1

Award Recipients 
 1998: Alexander Ringer
2000: Denise Bacon, Jean Sinor
2001: Katinka Dániel, Sr. Mary Alice Hein
2002: Sr. Lorna Zemke
2009: Lois Choksy
2011: Betty Bertaux
2012: Lamar Robertson
2014: Laurdella Foulkes-Levy, Christine Jordanoff,
Rita Klinger, Betsy Moll
2016: Micheál Houlahan, Philip Tacka
2017: Ruth Boshkoff, Sarolta Kodály, Ivy Rawlins Ward, 
Jonathan Rappaport


Linda Hulsey receives Outstanding Administrator Award.

Linda Hulsey

Outstanding Administrator Award

The OAKE Outstanding Administrator Award is given to a school principal, superintendent, or music supervisor who has demonstrated an appreciation for the value of the Kodály philosophy by creating an environment in which Kodály music education can thrive and has provided tangible support for the Kodály music program and the Kodály teachers in his or her school(s).  The recipient of this award does not have to be a member of OAKE. 

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Award Recipients
2014: Linda Hulsey

 


Karen Shuford receives Outstanding Educator Award.

Karen Shuford

Outstanding Educator Award

The OAKE Outstanding Educator Award is given to an OAKE member who, after having received formal training in Kodály education, has demonstrated years of superior music teaching in which the Kodály philosophy has been used extensively and has produced students who exhibit outstanding skills that were developed through the use of Kodály techniques. 

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Award Recipients
2014: Donald Garrett, Susan Garrett, Karen Shuford
2015: Susan Glass
2017: Gemma Arguelles


Outstanding Emerging Educator Award

The purpose of the OAKE Outstanding Emerging Educator Award is to acknowledge an individual’s successful application of Kodály-inspired teaching practices, and, to develop and promote leadership at the local, divisional, and national levels. The Outstanding Emerging Educator Award is given to an OAKE member with 3-10 years of teaching experience who exemplifies the mission and vision of OAKE to support music education of the highest quality, promote universal music literacy, and lifelong music making by: demonstrating active participation in his/her local OAKE chapter; achieving high standards as a musician educator; and completing an OAKE-Endorsed teacher education program, or, completing diploma study at the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Hungary.

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Mary Almon Epstein receives Alexander Ringer Research Award.

Mary Allmon Epstein

Outstanding Research Award

The purpose of the OAKE Outstanding Research Award is to encourage research concerning the Kodály philosophy of music education through the recognition of the best of such research conducted at all levels.  The award is given at three levels:

Award Levels:

  1. The Erzsébet Szőnyi Academic: Outstanding research by a college/university professor.
  2. The Alexander Ringer Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research. 
  3. The László Eősze Professional and Non-Doctoral: Outstanding research by a practitioner or graduate student.

Each award level can be presented every year, so long as suitable research is nominated.

Click Here for Requirements and to Submit | Deadline: September 1

Award Recipients
2014: Mary Allmon Epstein  (Alexander Ringer Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research) 
2015: Daniel Todd  (Alexander Ringer Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research)
2016: Christina L. Svec  (Alexander Ringer Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research)