Call for Nominations for WSMTA Hall of Fame

The Washington State Music Teachers Association Hall of Fame was established to give recognition for exceptional support, inspiration an outstanding contribution to the growth and development of music and music education, both public and private, in the State of Washington.

Members will be selected by the Hall of Fame Committee and will be honored at a State Conference banquet.

Please take some time to think about outstanding music educators, teachers you have known, and supporters from the music industry who deserve this special recognition.  To be selected by one’s peers is one of the highest honors a person can received.

The deadline for nominations is December 10, 2022

Nominate someone to the Hall of Fame by completing the form below, or download the form and email or post it to the Hall of Fame Chair, Chris VanBuskirk (


Nominee has served as an active member of WSMTA and satisfied three or more of the following conditions:

  1. Has served as an active member of WSMTA for a period of no less than ten years.
  2. Has demonstrated consistent excellence in the teaching of music or in music education.
  3. Has brought about substantive improvements in the educational process.
  4. Has contributed significantly to the betterment of music and/or the music education profession through exemplary service or acts.
  5. Has demonstrated the highest ideals of professional integrity through their time of service (as an active member, retired, posthumously).

The committee also needs specific, detailed, and complete supportive, biographical information about the nominee.  The above information, along with accompanying letters of recommendation for this nominee, should be submitted by a Chapter member, colleague, or friend, (not the nominee).

The Hall of Fame Committee is no longer accepting applications. Please contact Chris VanBuskirk ( if you have questions or concerns.