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Award Recipients

2023Bryan Ballinger, Christy Burgess, D. Del Reverda-Jennings,  Jim Smoak,  Shaun Dingwerth and the Richmond Art Museum
2020/1Jim Bodenmiller,  Michael Cleveland, Hurley Goodall,  John Green, Harrison Center for the Arts, Robert and Barbara Stevens, Amy Oelsner (Emerging Artist Award)
2018Gayle and the late Bill Cook, Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University, Dr. F. Robert Sabol, Rami Sadek and LangLab, Twyla Tharp, and Addison Agen (Emerging Artist Award)
2015Dance Kaleidoscope, Robert & Ellen Haan, Jon Leslie "Wes" Montgomery, Jim Davis, American Pianists Association, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds
2013Christel DeHaan, Cynthia Hartshorn, John Hiatt, Mayor Mark Kruzan, Sydney Pollack, and Traditional Arts Indiana
2011The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, June Edwards, Mark Fauser, Susann McDonald, Sylvia McNair, Alexander Toradze
2009Angela Brown; Ball Brothers Foundation and George and Frances Ball Foundation; International Violin Competition of Indianapolis; Sweetwater Sound, Inc.; Vectren Corporation
2007Henry Leck and the Indianapolis Children's Choir, Menahem Pressler, Fischoff National Chamber Music Association, Lori Efroymson-Aguilera, Jamey Aebersold, The City of Jasper
2005Peter and David Turnley, Murcie Poplar Lavender, Richard Ford, Tim & Avi’s Salvage Store, and Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne
2003Joshua Bell, Eugene and Marilyn Glick, Old National Bancorp., the City of Rising Sun, Eric Rogers and ArtsPlace, Inc., and the late Governor Frank O'Bannon and Judy O'Bannon
2001Avery Brooks, John and Virginia Schroeder, Lotus World Music and Arts Festival, VSA arts of Indiana, Mayor Duane W. Dedelow, Jr. and the City of Hammond
1999Larry Leggett, Larry Hurt, George Daugherty, Cinergy, and Bill Caddell & Friends of the Frankfort Public Library
1997Kathy Matter, Maestro Raymond Leppard, Dr. R. Keith Michael, Ameritech Indiana, and the Foundation for Arts and Music in Education (FAME)
1995Janos Starker, Thomas Schorgl, Angelo Pizzo, Norbert Neuss, John David Lutz, the Indianapolis Recorder, the City of Fort Wayne, and First Source Corp.
1993Karl Malden, Crystal Gayle, Etheridge Knight, Rita Eykamp, Alma Eikerman, Josie Orr, Arts Indiana Magazine, the City of Columbus, and NIPSCO Industries
1991The Hampton Family, David Anspaugh, David Baker, Janet and G. Irving Latz II, the City of Elkhart, GTE North - Indiana
1989J.J. Johnson, Mark Hampton, Dr. Charles Webb, Harrison Eiteljorg, the City of Evansville, and Eli Lilly & Co.
1987Helene Foellinger, John Nelson, William Hopper, the City of Jasper, Krannert Charitable Trust, and Cummins Engine Co.
1985Margaret Harshaw, Jared Carter, Steve Tesich, Dr. Thomas Bergin, and Lincoln National Corp.
1983Mildred Compton, Ron Glass, Cole Porter, Josef Gingold, David Rubins, Michael Graves, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art
1981Gretchen Cryer, J. Irwin and Xenia Miller, Harry Mark Petrakis, Rudy Pozzatti, Robert Wise, George Irving Shirley, and the Honorable John Brademas
1979Bill Blass, Alfred Bertram Guthrie, Jr., Margaret Hillis, Emily Kimbrough, Ruth Page, Dr. James McCracken, David Smith
1977Jessamyn McPherson-West, Jane Blaffer Owen, Nathaniel Owings, and Dr. Herman B Wells
1975Hoagland Carmichael, John Eaton, Eli Lilly, Janet Flanner, George Rickey, Herbert Seltz, and Dr. Izler Solomon
1973Robert Indiana, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Dr. Alice Nichols, and Dr. Wilfred Bain