The CFMTA is pleased to offer the newly established Hugheen Ferguson Distinguished Teacher Awards as a method of honouring deserving members of Registered Music Teachers' Associations across Canada. These awards were created in memory of the late Hugheen Ferguson, whose estate gifted the CFMTA with $5000.00. Hugheen, CFMTA president from 1997 - 1999, was an extraordinary teacher, administrator and supporter of the Association and the arts throughout her lifetime.
Individuals who have made significant contributions to the art of music and the profession of music teaching will be recognized through the CFMTA Hugheen Ferguson Distinguished Teacher Award for distinguished teaching and/or distinguished service.
The following criteria for recommending a teacher are offered as a guideline:
- they have made a significant impact in their community
- they have demonstrated exemplary service to the organization
- they have had an exemplary teaching career.
Recipients of these awards will be recognized at the biennial CFMTA National Convention. Each would receive a complimentary ticket to the Gala banquet and an attractive CFMTA - Hugheen Ferguson Award certificate. Also, new recipients would be prominently recognized in the Canada Music Week Edition of the Canadian Music Teacher.
Designating this award to a colleague is easy!
Simply send a contribution of $250.00 along with the completed Hugheen Ferguson Awards information sheet. The funds may come from an individual donation, a local branch or the province association. Please note that the distinction may not be established in the contributors' names. This is an honour to be bestowed only by one's peers.
In the event that the recipient is unable to attend the national conference, the certificate will be sent to the distinguished teacher's provincial association, who would then be encouraged to recognize the recipient.
Online Applications - Deadline May 1, 2023
For more information contact:
Lynn Ewing, Awards and Competitions Chair
- For past recipents - check out our Archive site