Awards and Recognition

Lifetime Achievement Award

Laurdella Foulkes-Levy receives Lifetime Achievement Award.

Laurdella Foulkes-Levy receives 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

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS

Alexander Ringer – 1998 Jean Sinor – 2000 Denise Bacon – 2000
Sr. Mary Alice Hein – 2001 Katinka Dániel – 2001 Sr. Lorna Zemke – 2002
Lois Choksy – 2009 Betty Bertaux – 2011      Lamar Robertson – 2012     
     Laurdella Foulkes-Levy – 2014            Christine Jordanoff – 2014      Betsy Moll – 2014
Rita Klinger – 2014 Philip Tacka – 2016  Micheál Houlahan – 2016 

Outstanding Administrator Award

Linda Hulsey receives Outstanding Administrator Award.

Linda Hulsey receives 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. 

 Click Here to Submit a Nomination | Deadline: September 1

 

OUTSTANDING ADMINISTRATOR AWARD RECIPIENTS

Linda Hulsey – 2014                                                                           
     
     

 


Outstanding Educator Award

Karen Shuford receives Outstanding Educator Award.

Karen Shuford receives 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. 

 Click Here to Submit a Nomination | Deadline: September 1

 

OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR AWARD RECIPIENTS

     Donald Garrett – 2014          Susan Garrett – 2014           Karen Shuford – 2014     
Susan Glass – 2015    

 

 


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.

 Click Here to Submit a Nomination | Deadline: September 1

 


Outstanding Research Award 

Mary Almon Epstein receives Alexander Ringer Research Award.

Mary Allmon Epstein receives Alexander Ringer 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

 

OUTSTANDING RESEARCH AWARD RECIPIENTS

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