Awards and Recognition Committee


Susan L. Weber, East Meadow – Chairperson

Help NYSSMA recognize:

  • Presidential Citation/ Award of Excellence – for outstanding district-wide music programs
  • Outstanding School Award – for outstanding music program in a building within the following cities: Buffalo, New York, Rochester, Syracuse and Yonkers
  • Distinguished Service Award – for distinguished service to NYSSMA
  • Outstanding Contributor Award – for an individual, business, or corporation supporting music education (non New York State music educator)
  • Early Career Achievement Educator Award – contributions of music educators in New York State at the local level who have been in the field between 5 – 9 years
  • Established Educator Award – distinguished service by music educators at the local level who have been in the field a minimum of 10 years
  • Music Education Innovation Award – recognizing new and creative approaches to music education within or outside the school day

NYSSMA Distinguished Service Award Application:

NYSSMA Early Career Achievement Award Application:

NYSSMA Established Educator Award Application:

NYSSMA Music Education Innovation Award Application:

NYSSMA Outstanding Contirbutor – Non-Music Educator Award Application

NYSSMA Outstanding School Award Application:

NYSSMA Presidential Citation/Award of Excellence Application:


For more information please download the applications
Any questions please contact Susan Weber at:

Susan Weber

NYSSMA Awards chairperson