CAPMT Lifetime Achievement Award for service in music recognizes an individual or a group residing in the same geographic area where the CAPMT State Conference will be held during the award year.
• Recognition of deserving individuals and/or groups
• Increase public awareness for "classical music” in general
• Increased visibility of CAPMT
The individual or group nominated for an award should have demonstrated leadership and service in the music community of his or her geographical area over a significant period of time. This might include work as an administrator, donor, volunteer, teacher or performer. Private companies, government agencies and arts support groups are eligible.
A three-member committee composed of the VP Conferences, as Chairman, the President, and a Member at Large from the area presents a recommendation to the CAPMT Board of Directors at its fall meeting where a final decision is made. (Suggestions from CAPMT members may be submitted to the committee for consideration.) The award will be a plaque or a custom, artistically designed certificate, handsomely framed, citing accomplishments of the individual or group.
Current Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
DR. MARTHA (Marty) BAKER-JORDAN
Dr. Martha Baker-Jordan was a Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy at California State University, Fullerton, for 34 years where she received numerous awards for teaching excellence and where she designed and implemented both Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in Piano Pedagogy. In addition to many published articles and piano instruction books, she authored "Practical Piano Pedagogy," a 476-page best-selling piano pedagogy text.
Marty was a frequent presenter at state, national and international levels and served in many leadership capacities for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy as well as editing the "Proceedings" several times. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy in 2011.
Past Lifetime Achievement Award Winners