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.

If you know someone in Alberta whose efforts are worthy of this recognition, please take the time to submit a nomination.

Nominations are due by September 1 each year.


2018 Recipient

David Tutt | Edmonton

David Tutt

David Tutt has been part of the teaching staff at Alberta College Conservatory of Music (now MacEwan Conservatory of Music) since 1992.

A student of Gyorgy Sebok at Indiana University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance with Distinction, David has performed solo, chamber and concerto repertoire in Canada, the USA and Europe.

He has recorded for CBC, BBC (England), DRS (Switzerland) and Radio Iceland and had his Wigmore Hall Debut in London in 1988.David is the recipient of the ARCT Gold Medal and the Government of Alberta Achievement and CFMTA Young Artists Award.

He performed with the original Orford String Quartet and the Fine Arts Quartet in the Banff Winter Cycle Program and premiered Rosen's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (with the Calgary Philharmonic) as part of the Banff Centre's 50th Anniversary.


Past Recipients

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