AMEF Recognition Award

The AMEF Recognition Award is presented yearly at Music Conference Alberta. This prestigious award was established to recognize music educators (kindergarten through college, in private and public schools and studio teachers) who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education in Alberta.

Colleagues, students, friends or other community members are encouraged to make a submission to recognize a deserving individual that has pursued excellence in music education in any genre.

Deadline to submit: August 31, 2024



2023 Recipient

Fiona Carnie | Calgary, AB

Marilyn Engle

Fiona Carnie is the Artistic Director of the Amici String Program in Calgary and is much in demand as an adjudicator and clinician. She played for many years with organizations such as the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, Esprit Orchestra and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Fiona was also a member of the College of Examiners of the Royal Conservatory of Music for 20 years. 

She holds a B.Mus (with distinction) in Violin Performance from the University of Calgary and a M.M in Violin Performance from Yale. A noted pedagogue whose current and former students are competition winners, members of many professional orchestras and teach at musical institutions across the continent, she continues to maintain a sizable private studio and to direct the Amici String Program, now established as a leading organization in education for young string players.

Fiona is honored to have received the Alberta Music Education Foundation Recognition Award for 2023.

Past Recipients

Marilyn Engle | Bill Wahl | Michael Massey | John Kadz | David Tutt | Linda Burwell | William van der Sloot | Lary Benson | Roberta Stephen | Mark Friesen | Dr. Leonard Ratzlaff | Nathene Arthur | Kim Mattice-Wanat | Alexandra Munn | Pat Frehlich | Monica Baczuk | Dale S. Jackson