edcleinoEdward H. Cleino
Outstanding Young Music Educator Award

AMEA honors young members that have shown a special dedication to and enthusiasm for music education in Alabama. Named in honor of long time AMEA and MENC leader, Edward H. Cleino, this award recognizes innovative leaders, who set high standards for our profession and offer inspiration and direction. Recipients have demonstrated professional and academic growth as music educators, as well as enthusiasm for teaching and a love of music. Nominations are accepted up to July 15 each year. Submit Nomination

Year RecipientSchool
2021Sadie WallEdgewood Elementary School
2018Justin WhiteThompson High School
2017Will ParkerStraughan High School
2016Taylor CashAlbertville City Schools
2015Gene ButlerTrinity Presbyterian School
2014Jim SchaefferHueytown High School