The BCMEA is proud of the longstanding tradition of excellence demonstrated by so many music educators in BC’s public schools. As such, we honour those educators who exemplify the high standard of achievement and professionalism, along with committed industry and administrative supporters, with our annual awards program.

Interested in making a nomination?  Please fill out and submit our Nomination Form before September 1st.

BCMEA Award Recipients

Click the title of the award category to see the list of recipients.

Honourary Life Members Click To Expand

Undated
Ivor Parfitt*, Alf Hewson*, Gar McKinley, John Leonard, Sherwood Robson*
1960
Lloyd Slind*
1976
Carle Hodson*, Jan Chernaivski*
1977
Fred Turner*
1980
Teo Repel*
1981
Pete Kinvig*
1982
Grant Lapthorne, Howard Denike*
1983
Frank Gamble*
1985
Ray Thompson
1987
Ollie Whitcutt
1988
Dennis Tupman
1989
Rae Fetherstonhaugh
1990
Peter Stigings
1991
Dave Dunnet
1992
John White
1993
Kerry Turner
1994
Lorna Griffiths
2002
Dick Dickens*
2004
Allan Anderson
2008
Earl Hobson*
2009
Cam Trowsdale
2012
Dr. Gerald N. King
2014
Darlene Ngo*

* Deceased

Special Distinguished Service Click To Expand

1990
Dr. Allen Clingman*
1991
Sandra Davies
1992
Frank Churchley
1993
J.J. Johannesen*
1994
John Stark
1995
(posthumously)*
1996
Dr. Noel T. Gantly
1997
Brian Disterheft, Marian Owens
1998
Spencer Cotton, Bill Stonier
1999
Alex McLeod, Susan Jaffe
2000
Morrie Backun
2001
Marilyn Kerr
2002
Mavis Weston
2003
Don Clark
2005
Norman Mould
2006
Bob Mullett
2007
Dr. John Churchley
2008
Dr. Donna Faye
2010
Madosingh
2011
Fred Turner*, Jerry Prussin, Ken Surges
2013
Douglas MacAulay
2015
David Ennis

* Deceased

Professional Music Educator - Elementary Click To Expand

1990
Donna Otto+
1993
Joe Berarducci
1994
Sandra Meister
1995
Doug Colpitts
1996
Una Fester
1997
Leanne Roy
1998
Elizabeth Miller
2000
Elaine McGauley
2001
Rose Loewen
2002
Alice Deroche, Margaret Inglis
2003
Roxie Giles
2004
Sharon Schermbrucker, Virginia Barteluk
2005
Tisia Minichiello
2006
Norma Westrom
2007
Bonnie Ishii
2008
Bruce Whitelaw
2009
Linda Eterman
2010
Lorraine Jarvis
2011
Peter Findlay
2012
Teresa Fiero, Sandy Murray
2013
Catherine Bayley
2014
Pam Hetrick
2015
Maureen Garry

+ These were awarded prior to the distinction of elementary, middle, or secondary and are listed in the category with which the educator is most commonly associated.
* Deceased

Professional Music Educator - Secondary Click To Expand

1991
Bob Rebagliati+
1992
Earl Hobson* +
1993
John Trepp*
1994
Janet Warren
1995
Dave Proznick
1996
Barry Miller
1997
Bryan Stovell
1998
Dick Dickens*, Eileen Cooper
2000
Barry Eggan
2001
Kerry Querns
2002
Peter Rohloff
2003
Marty Summers
2004
Gordon Waters
2005
Peter Taylor
2006
David Fryer
2007
Mike Angell
2008
Tom Koven, Chris Robinson
2009
Jim Sparks
2010
Greg Falls, Sarah Falls
2011
Dave Stewart
2012
Mike Doogan-Smith, Geoff Parr
2013
Jill Sparrow-Ng
2014
Rob Goddard, Janine Webster
2015
Colin Campbell*, Denise O’Brien

+ These were awarded prior to the distinction of elementary, middle, or secondary and are listed in the category with which the educator is most commonly associated.
* Deceased

Outstanding Administrator Click To Expand

1998
Bob Calder
1999
Tarrance Grieve
2000
Deborah Kerr
2001
Clyde Woolman
2002
Peter Bayley Hartley
2003
Curt Jantzen
2004
Helene McGall
2005
John Gaiptman
2007
Dick Dickens*
2015
Gerald Shong

* Deceased

Past Presidents Click To Expand

1957-58
Sherwood Robson*
1958-59
Lloyd Slind*
1959-60
Walter Karen*
1960-61
Evan Davies
1961-63
Mark Rose*
1963-64
Dr. Allen Clingman*
1964-65
Pete Kinvig*
1965-66
Gar McKinley
1966-68
Grant Lapthorne
1968-70
Rae Featherstonhaugh
1971-73
Ollie Whitcutt
1973-74
V. Haslin
1975-77
Dennis Tupman
1977-80
John White
1980-84
Peter Stigings
1984
Dayle Piller
1985
Fred Turner*
1985-87
Doug Dodington*
1988-89
Heather Gascoigne
1989-94
Leanne Roy
1995-96
Betty Otke
1996-98
Mark Steffens
1998-99
Inez St. Dennis
1999-2001
Allan Anderson
2001-2004
Kathy Fester
2004-2006
David Ennis
2006-2008
Mitch Howard
2008-2010
Kathryn Saul-Fowler
2010-2012
Mark Reid
2012-2014
Jeffery Weaver
2014-2016
Cindy Romphf

* Deceased