OkCDA Director of Distinction Award

The Oklahoma Choral Directors Association regularly recognizes a Director of Distinction. Recipients should exemplify the following characteristics:
1. Active involvement in choral music in Oklahoma
2. Consistent and current ACDA/OkCDA membership and active participation
3. High performance and literature standards
4. Outstanding leadership in choral music earning the respect and admiration of colleagues and students alike
5. A record of service to ACDA/OkCDA through offices held, committee work, etc.

Selection Guidelines:
1. The selection committee consists of the OkCDA President, President Elect, and Past President plus two Directors of Distinction
2. Nominations should be completed using the online form
3. Deadline for nominations will be March 15 of every year
4. Nominations for qualified candidates are automatically carried forward by the selection committee for two subsequent years, and thereafter may be resubmitted for future consideration
5. The award may not be presented if no nominee meets the criteria
6. The selection committee will present the nominee to the entire OkCDA Board for confirmation
7. The award will be presented at the annual OkCDA Summer Conference or the OkCDA All-State Festival in January

2018
Stacy Weger

2017
Linda Jones

2016
Jeanine Gulley

2015
Tony Gonzalez

2014
Ramona Cummings

2013
Mark Powell

2012
Brent Ballweg

2011
Darla Eshelman

2010
Jan Smith

2009
JoAnn Struck

2007
Marilyn Meyers

 

2006
Susan Mueller

2005
Jimmy Zinn
(posthumously)

2004
Patti Drennan

2003
Robert Kidd

2002
John Gerber

2001
Robert Ward

2000
Marilyn Carver

1999
Debra Spurgeon

1998
Carolyn Wilkins

1997
Perry White

1996
Steven Curtis

1995
Nancy Cobb

1994
Jerry McCoy

1993
Stephen Coker

1992
Marjorie Malone

1991
Dennis Shrock

1990
James Woodward
(posthumously)

1989
Betty Woodward

1988
Paula Isch

1987
Kathlyn Reynolds

1986
Jonna Johnson

1985
Nancy Cox

1984
Betty Woods

1983
Terry Attebery

1982
Janis Dawson

1981
Boyd Fees

1980
Charles Chapman

1979
Coleman Smith

1978
Ken Cox

1977
Ve Don Law

1976
Russell Mathis

Director of Distinction Nomination Information

To submit a nominee, please complete the form by March 15The selection committee will meet to choose the recipients from the qualifying nominations. The committee will recommend their choices to the OkCDA Board for final approval. Nominations for qualified candidates are automatically carried forward by the selection committee for two subsequent years, and thereafter may be resubmitted for future consideration.