The Emeritus Membership Program honors retired MSVMA members, whose lives have been devoted to the enhancement of choral music in secondary schools. Nominations are made at spring District meetings and submitted to the MSVMA past president by June 1 for Board of Directors review. A one-time selection fee of $100 per candidate is paid by their District.
- Taught vocal music or been actively involved with a choral music program for twenty-five or more years.
- May have spent part of his/her career as a supervisor, coordinator, chairman or director of a school music program which includes choral music.
- Demonstrated significant service to MSVMA.
- Spent part of their careers in Michigan and with credit given for choral teaching or supervising and active vocal music organization membership in other states.
Lifetime membership in MSVMA is granted to recipients of Member Emeritus status. Members Emeritus may not serve as officers.