Awards, Honors, and Degrees
Items not displayed on the wall or in display case are arranged by organization name in the Archive's vertical file.
Music Educators National Conference. "Music Educators National Conference, Music Educators Hall of Fame, Edwin E. Gordon, 1996." Wall. Packet of memorabilia includes:
Nomination statements by Mary Ellen Pinzino, Harry Semerjian, and Darrel L. Walters
Short biography of Dr. Gordon
Acceptance statement by Dr. Gordon
Invitations to Author’s Reception and Hall of Fame Inductees Reception during 1996 MENC National Conference
Photocopied articles related to MENC Hall of Fame inauguration, criteria for selection
Music Teachers National Association. "Music Teachers National Association, American Music Teacher Article of the Year Award, Edwin E. Gordon, 'Audiation, Imitation and Notation,' 1989." Wall.
Ohio University. "Ohio University College of Fine Arts hereby presents the 2004 Distinguished Alumni Award to Edwin Gordon for meritorious achievements in the arts." September 30, 2004. Wall.
Temple University. The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching, Presented to Dr. Edwin E. Gordon, Temple University, June 1987. Packet of memorabilia includes:
Invitation to dinner honoring The Honorary Degree Recipients, list of attending recipients
Invitation to luncheon following commencement exercises, list of attending awardees
Esther Boyer College of Music Commencement Exercises Program
Temple University Commencement Exercises Program
________. "Temple University. Great Teacher 1989. Edwin E. Gordon." Display case. Packet of memorabilia includes:
Information about the Temple University Great Teacher Awards Program
Nomination statement, with numerous supporting statements from peers
Numerous recognition statements from students
List of Gordon’s former doctoral students with current positions
Gordon’s acceptance speech and photo
Invitation to convocation honoring Temple University’s Great Teachers
Temple University Commencement Exercises Program
Great Teacher Awards Convocation Program
Press releases and newspaper articles
University of Hartford. Master Teacher. Third Master Teacher Award Program held 11-13 March 1987. Packet of memorabilia includes:
Visit of the Master Teacher schedule of events (brochure, flier with multiple signatures); see Dissertations and Papers for Gordon’s lecture notes and transcription of Master Teacher Address
Award Banquet Program
Article from University of Hartford Observer
University of Iowa Alumni Association. "University of Iowa Alumni Association, Alumni Achievement Award, Presented to Edwin E. Gordon, Ph.D. (1958), Presented by the University of Iowa Alumni Association, May 30, 1992." Display case. Packet of memorabilia includes:
Gordon’s nametag with accompanying ribbon
All-Alumni Luncheon Program
Articles (2) briefly describing contributions of alumni recipients
Associazione Italiana Gordon per l'Apprendimento Musicale (Italian Gordon Association for Music Learning). "To ALL and singular. The President together with all the members of the Association are honored and happy to bestow upon Dr. Edwin E. Gordon the social appointment of Honorary President for Life." Rome, May 24, 2000. Display case.
Delaware House of Representatives. "State of Delaware House of Representatives Tribute. Be it hereby known to all that the House of Representatives commends Dr. Edwin E. Gordon In Appreciation For His Participation In The Professional Development Day Held In Conjunction With 'Music In Our Schools Month' . . . The House of Representatives extends its sincere congratulations and directs this tribute be presented on this 28th day of March, 2002." Display case.
Delaware Senate. "State of Delaware Senate Tribute. Be it hereby known to all that the Senate of the 141st General Assembly joins Senator Dorinda A. Connor in commending Dr. Edwin E. Gordon, Professor of Music, Michigan State University, for his pivotal role in the professional development day for K-12 music educators . . . With best wishes, the Senate directs this tribute presented the 28th Day of March, A.D. 2002." Display case.
Directors of the Driving Superior School of Coimbra (humorous). "Certificate of Merit for Driving Awarded to Edwin Elias Gordon. By the powers given to me by the University of Coimbra - in my recent dissertation in Music Education - and in the name of all the good drivers of the world, I have the honour to proclaim the owner of this certificate as 'The Driver of the Year 1998.' Presented by Directors of the Driving Superior School of Coimbra. Coimbra, 10 of January of 1998."
Iowa Board of Public Instruction. "State of Iowa Board of Public Instruction. Know all men by these presents, That Edwin Gordon, having completed five years of approved collegiate preparation for teaching and having had four years of successful teaching experience, has been issued a Permanent Professional Certificate and is entitled to perform throughout life, in any public or private school in Iowa, all the services endorsed thereon." February 18, 1969.
Kindliche Lernwelt Musik e.V. "The Society 'Kindliche Lernwelt Musik e.V.' awards Professor Edwin E. Gordon Honorary Life Membership to acknowledge his merits and substantial contribution to children's musical education and his support of our initiative to establish a Gordon-Institute in Freiburg, Germany. The Board recognizes Professor Gordon as an outstanding researcher and music educator whose Music Learning Theory is fundamental for children's musical development. Freiburg, December 15, 2004."
Kiwanis International. "Certificate of Appreciation Award Presented to Dr. Edwin E. Gordon in recognition of your address before the Golden 'K' Columbia, SC." 5 April 2006.
Music Educators National Conference. "Life Membership in the Music Educators National Conference is granted to Edwin Gordon."
________. "MENC: The National Association for Music Education presents this Certificate of Appreciation to Edwin Gordon in recognition of and gratitude for contributions to the advancement of music education and for support of The 60th National Biennial In-Service Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 19-23, 2006."
________. "MENC: The National Association for Music Education presents this Certificate of Appreciation to Edwin E. Gordon in recognition of and gratitude for 50 years of membership and contributions to the advancement of music education, and for support of MENC: The National Association for Music Education." 11 August 2006.
________. "The Music Educators National Conference presents this Certificate of Appreciation to Edwin E. Gordon in recognition of and gratitude for contributions to the advancement of music education, and for support of The 55th National Biennial In-Service Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, April 17-20, 1996."
Pennsylvania Senate. Congratulatory certificate from Mark R. Corrigan, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Senate. "Whereas, Edwin E. Gordon received the annual Temple University 'Great Teacher Award,' which has been given only once before; and Whereas, Dr. Gordon has been a professor of music at Temple for the past decade and has garnered an international reputation based on his contribution to music theory and music education for children during the preschool and primary school years . . ." May 24, 1989. Display case.
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America. "This is to certify that Edwin Gordon of Alpha Kappa Chapter is a Life Paid Alumni Member of this Fraternity." September 19, 1956.
Pi Kappa Lambda. "This is to certify that Edwin Gordon has been elected a member of the Society of Pi Kappa Lambda by the Alpha Phi Chapter on this 16th day of February A.D. 1961."
Sinfonia Fraternity of America. "This is to certify that Edwin Gordon has been duly elected a brother of Alpha Kappa Chapter, Sinfonia Fraternity of America." May 28, 1955.
State University of Iowa. "By the authority of the Iowa State Board of Regents, The State University of Iowa has appointed Edwin Gordon to the Rank of Assistant Professor with tenure extending for three years, beginning with the academic year 1958-59."
[Audie Workshop in Korea.] "Dear Dr. Gordon - We love you!" March 26, 2004. Multiple inscriptions. Wall.
Bucks County Schools. "Certificate of Appreciation to Edwin Gordon for presenting at the Bucks County Schools Intermediate Unit Common Inservice Day, November 5, 1991."
Early Childhood Music & Movement Association. "Certificate of Attendance. Baltimore Opus '98. This certifies that Dr. Edwin E. Gordon attended and participated in the Early Childhood Music & Movement Association Biennial International Convention in 1998 held on the Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, July 17-20, 1998."
[Hartt School of Music.] "Thank you for putting us 'in the mode.'" Hartt, 1989. Multiple signatures.
Massachusetts Music Educators Association. "Certificate of Appreciation Presented to Dr. Edwin Gordon, GIA, for your presentation of 'The Practical Application of Audiation in the Classroom and Rehearsal' at the 2001 Massachusetts Music Educators Association All-State Conference on Thursday, March 15, 2001."
________. "Certificate of Appreciation Presented to Dr. Edwin Gordon, GIA, for your presentation of 'What Is Readiness for Learning to Improvise and How is it Taught?' at the 2001 Massachusetts Music Educators Association All-State Conference on Friday, March 16, 2001."
________. "Certificate of Appreciation Presented to Dr. Edwin Gordon, GIA, for your presentation of 'Wrap-up / Discussion / Implementation Plans with Phyllis Weikart and Ed Gordon' at the 2001 Massachusetts Music Educators Association All-State Conference on Friday, March 16, 2001."
Music Educators National Conference. "MENC: The National Association for Music Education presents this Certificate of Appreciation to Edwin E. Gordon in recognition of and gratitude for contributions to the advancement of music education, and for support of MENC's 57th National In-Service Conference, Washington, District of Columbia, March 8-11, 2000."
National Black Music Caucus. "The National Black Music Caucus of the Music Educators National Conference proudly presents this certificate of appreciation to Dr. Edwin E. Gordon for participation in our 1993 'Rejuvenation through African-American Music' Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, March 4-7, 1993."
[Polskiego Towarzystwa E. E. Gordona]. "We will never forget our meeting with The Master in Zamość, during the III Seminar. We have started to audiate there and have understood what musical thinking is." August 1998. Multiple signatures.
Sugarloaf Seminar. "A Message for Edwin E. Gordon July 27, 1989," from the Tenth Sugarloaf Seminar for Music Learning Theory. Includes Surgeon General’s Warning (humorous).
________. "Sugarloaf 10, with Deepest Appreciation for Edwin E. Gordon and his Works. July 28, 1989." Multiple signatures. Display case.
Temple University. "Temple University of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, College of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This recognizes Dr. Edwin Elias Gordon for Participation in the Music Learning Theory Summer Seminar." July 12, 1985. Multiple signatures. Display case.
University of Oklahoma. "The University of Oklahoma Continuing Education and Public Service certifies that Dr. Edwin Gordon has participated in and completed Seminar in Learning Theory Applied to the Teaching of Music, June 30-July 5, 1985, Norman, OK."
Wellesley Public Schools. "This certifies that Dr. Edwin Gordon is a Marvelous Musician for Gordon Demonstration Class, August 23, 1990." Multiple signatures.
Ohio University. "The Board of Trustees of The Ohio University, on the recommendation of the Faculty, in recognition of the completion of the prescribed course in the Graduate College, has conferred upon Edwin Gordon the degree of Master of Education . . ." August 13, 1955. Wall.
State University of Iowa. "State University of Iowa, on recommendation of the Faculty of the Graduate College and under the authority of the statutes of Iowa and the State Board of Regents, the State University of Iowa has conferred the degree of Doctor of Philosophy upon Edwin Gordon . . ." June 13, 1958. Wall.
University of Rochester. "The University of Rochester. This Diploma Witnesses That Edwin Gordon, having completed the course of study prescribed therefor by the faculty of the Eastman School of Music has been admitted by the President and the Trustees to the degree of Bachelor of Music . . ." June 9, 1952. Wall.
________. "The University of Rochester. This Diploma Witnesses That Edwin Gordon, having completed the course of study prescribed therefor by the Graduate School has been admitted by the President and the Trustees to the degree of Master of Music . . ." June 6, 1953. Wall.
Children's Music Development Center at UNC Charlotte. "This Plaque is Given to Edwin E. Gordon In Appreciation Of His Dedication To The Understanding And Advancement Of Young Children's Music Development. The Children's Music Development Center at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. June, 1993." Wall.
Come Children Sing Institute. "With gratitude for lifelong commitment to music learning. This plaque is presented to Edwin Gordon. The future of music education and its survival lie in the understanding, acceptance, and implementation of the music learning theory of Edwin Gordon. The principles of this music learning theory are those upon which the Come Children Sing Institute is founded. Come Children Sing Institute, July 1989." Wall.
Lowe, Marilyn. "Presented To Edwin E. Gordon. In Appreciation for Music Learning Theory, from the piano students of Marilyn Lowe, 1995." Wall.
Michigan State University. "The University Libraries recognize and honor your scholarly contribution. 2002. Edwin E. Gordon." Display case.
________. "The University Libraries recognize and honor your scholarly contribution. 2003. Edwin E. Gordon." Display case.
Music Educators National Conference. Gordon’s nametag from MENC in Kansas City, April 1996, with ribbons denoting Life Member and MENC Hall of Fame. Framed, in display case.
Pinzino, Mary Ellen. Toast to Edwin Gordon in Honor of Hall of Fame Award, MENC Conference GIML Reception, 18 April 1996. "To the Master . . ."
Schilling, Bob. "The Audiator." Sketch, 1987. Display case.
Temple University. Nomination for Temple University Research Award. Packet includes nomination statement and supportive materials.