District or Chapter of the Year Award


District or Chapter of the Year Award

  • The CAPMT District or Chapter of the Year Award was established in 2012.
  • An award of $500 will be presented to the CAPMT District or Chapter that best fulfills the criteria listed below.
  • Applications must be completed by the District Director or Chapter President and are due on October 1.
  • The award will be presented at the CAPMT State Conference each Fall.


Criteria for Consideration
All submitted materials must be from the September 1August 31 period leading up to the October 1 deadline and include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Chapter or District Newsletters
  • Website
  • Social Media(e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)
  • Percentage of new and renewed MTNA memberships by the June 30 deadline
  • Quality and variety of local teacher programs and attendance at these events
  • Local programs for students that are unique to your Chapter or District
  • Percentage of members who attended the CAPMT State Conference the previous year
  • Percentage of members who attended the CAPMT Northern Festival and/or CAPMT Southern Festival the previous year
  • Welcome activities for new members
  • Teacher mentoring for new members


District or Chapter of the Year Application Form


Past Winners

2015 – 2016
1st Place
Santa Clara Valley Chapter • Chapter President: Julie Poklewski

2014 – 2015
1st Place
District 3 • District Director: Lina Kim Lee

2013 – 2014
1st Place (tie)
District 1 • District Director: Young L. Robbins

1st Place (tie)
District 8 • District Director: Minji Noh

2012 – 2013
No Winners Selected • Competition Not Held

2011 – 2012
1st Place

Temecula Valley Music Teachers Association (TVMTA) Chapter, District 4 • Chapter President: Elizabeth Medici

2nd Place
Santa Clara Valley Chapter, District 2 • Chapter President: Arleen Pickett

3rd Place (tie)
Central Coast Music Teachers Association (CCMTA), District 6 • Chapter President: Louise Frye

3rd Place (tie)
District 1 • District Director: Young L. Robbins

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