Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame for Music Educators in Louisiana was instituted in 1982 and is sponsored by LMEA. It is currently housed at Northwestern State University of Louisiana in Natchitoches, LA.

Purpose: To honor music educators who, by virtue of their contributions, are recognized as being the most highly regarded professional leaders in music education in Louisiana. A Hall of Fame nominee, living or deceased, active or retired, should be or have been:

  • A professional music educator who has made a longstanding, significant contribution to the school music program in Louisiana.
  • A person who has demonstrated a concern for music education by active involvement in local, district, state, regional or national professional organizations.
  • An active music educator or administrator in music education in a Louisiana school or institution of higher learning for a period of not less than twenty years.
  • An active member of the Louisiana Music Educators Association.

How to Apply: Persons wishing to submit names of candidates to be considered for induction into the LMEA Hall of Fame should send the following information to the current LMEA Hall of Fame Chair:

  • LMEA Hall of Fame Nomination Form
  • Two letters of support.
  • A biographical sketch, which  should include the achievements of the candidate in the criteria listed above.

Deadline: The nominator must submit all materials listed above in a single package to the current chair of the LMEA Hall of Fame Committee no later than May 1st.

Thomas Burroughs, LMEA Hall of Fame Chair 26120 Vincent Drive, Denham Springs, Louisiana 70726

Selection Process: Nominees will not be considered without the appropriate form, letters of support and biographical sketch. Inductees are selected by the Hall of Fame Committee by secret ballot.