Musician of the Year

This is an annual award presented to an Oklahoma musician who has made the greatest contribution to music in Oklahoma during the previous three years.

YEARAWARDEEExpertiseAFFLIATION
1969Dr. Ray LukeComposerOklahoma City University
1970Dr. Guy Fraser HarrisonConductor
1971Mildred AndrewsOrganistUniversity of Oklahoma
1972Cecia Mae BryantPianistUniversity of Oklahoma
1973Inez Lunsford SilbergOklahoma City University
1974Michael HenniginComposerUniversity of Oklahoma
1975Dr. William HortonOklahoma Baptist University
1976Thomas & Carol Brice CareyUniversity of Oklahoma
1977Aldo MancinelliPianistUniversity of Tulsa
1978NO AWARD
1979Ruth BrushComposerBartlesville
1980Gwen PowellOklahoma State University
Oral Roberts University
1981Legh BurnsConductorUniversity of Oklahoma
1982Kay Edwards ShieldsMcAlester
1983NO AWARD
1984Beverly McLarryComposer
1985NO AWARD
1986Red & Lou Ann RiceOklahoma City
1987NO AWARD
1988Yvonne & Miguel Choteau-Terekov
1989NO AWARD
1990Dr. Dennis SchrockChoral Conductor
1991NO AWARD
1992Joel LevineConductor
1993Dr. Andrew CooperstockPianistUniversity of Oklahoma
1994Dr. Kent KidwellConductorUniversity of Central Oklahoma
1995Sheldon FisherThe Silver Strings
1996Kathryn HickmanPianist
1997Kenneth KilgoreAmbassador’s Choir
1998John & Nettie WilliamsOklahoma City
1999Dr. Leon WhitesellPianistUniversity of Central Oklahoma
2000Barbara GearyPianist
2001Dr. Edward KnightComposwerUniversity of Central Oklahoma
2002Dr. Jane MagrathPianistUniversity of Oklahoma
2003Dr. Stephen WeberUniversity of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
2004Suzanne LenhartMusic EducatorPonca City
2005Dan LarsonConductorPonca City
2006Lavonna WhitesellMusic EducatorOklahoma City Community College
2007Nancy CoxConductorAltus
2008Bill KingHS Choir ConductorPoteau
2009Mary RunyanBand DirectorAltus
2010Dr. Starla HiblerPianistEast Central University
2011Dr. Sergio MonteiroPianistOklahoma City University
2012Dr. Randy von EllefsonChoir DirectorOklahoma City University
2013Noma CurtisChoir DirectorPoteau
2014Dr. Michael RaiberProfessor of MusicUniversity of Oklahoma
Oklahoma State University
2015
2016Natlynn Hayes Voice Teacher
NFMC Chair
Poteau
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022