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.

2021 Musician of the Year Debra Rue with Mary Runyan (OFMC Musician of the Year Chair)

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