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
The application process for 2022 is complete.
Applications will reopen for 2023 in Spring 2023.
For more information please download the applications
Any questions please contact Susan Weber at:

Susan Weber

NYSSMA Awards chairperson