Every biennium, in the even-numbered years, WMEA honors a group of outstanding leaders in the field of music education as well has honoring those who spent a lifetime supporting music education.
WMEA Hall of Fame
The WMEA Hall of Fame, located in the music building on the campus of Central Washington University, honors WMEA members who have demonstrated exceptional support, inspiration and outstanding contribution to the growth an development of music education, both public and private, in the state of Washington.
WMEA Educator of the Year
WMEA honors four individual teachers with the Educator of the Year Award. The categories are:
Elementary Music Educator of the Year
Middle Level Music Educator of the Year
High School Music Educator of the Year
Higher Education Music Educator of the Year
WMEA Music Educator of the Year, chosen from the four above.
WMEA Administrator of the Year
WMEA honors one administrator who has demonstrated that he or she fully supports music education.
Honorees are nominated by the WMEA membership. All nominations must be submitted by October 15 of the odd-numbered years in order to be considered. Awards are given at the WMEA State Conference.