Idaho Music Educators Association

A State Division of NAfME: The National Association for Music Education


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A Brief History of the IMEA Hall of Fame

The IMEA Hall of Fame began inducting members at our All-State Conference in 2004 at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The Hall of Fame is the brain child of Gale Maxey to honor those who helped pioneer music education in the State of Idaho.

In recent Induction Ceremonies, we added our first multi-generational induction as Karen Randolph (Class of 2020), joined her mother Winnifred Alldaffer (Class of 2004) as members of the Hall of Fame. Last year, we inducted a married couple to the Hall of Fame, both Wendy and Phil Hartman (Class of 2022).

Currently, the Hall of Fame includes 51 Inductees. We will add another nine this year (2023), bringing our total to 60 members.

Congratulations to all the Inductees. This honor is bestowed upon them in recognition of all that they have given to this wonderful profession. Being here represents a dedication to teaching music that has influenced many lives. Their community is a better place because they chose to be a music teacher. They were also selected because their influence has extended beyond their own school and community to include their region, the State of Idaho, and beyond. We recognize that their legacy continues. Some of their former students are teaching students of their own the lessons learned at our inductee’s feet.

It is with gratitude that IMEA is proud to induct nominees into our Hall of Fame and to hold their career, dedication, professionalism, their sacrifices, and accomplishments up for all our membership to see. We honor our inductees individually as having a career worth emulating, and recognize them as one of the best in our field. Congratulations. We thank them for this legacy.

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