NIAGARA FALLS MUSIC HALL OF FAME

Nomination Criteria

The NFMusicHOF encourages nominations from all genres of music, as well as, businesses and
individuals that have had a significant impact on both the local music scene and the music industry in
general.

Qualifications include the following categories:
1. Prominent Performance History and Longevity within the Greater Niagara Falls, New York
Geographical Area
2. Community Service in Music
3. Significant Contribution to the Local/National/International Music Industry
4. Significant Support and/or Promotion of Music in the Greater Niagara Falls, New York
Geographical Area
In addition to the qualifications noted above, a nominee must meet one or more of the
following criteria for induction into the NFMusicHOF:
o Born in Niagara Falls, New York
o Relocated to Niagara Falls, New York
o Notable achievements within the local music industry
o Support and contribution to music performance and/or music education in the
Greater Niagara Falls, New York Geographical Area

Nomination Process

A Nomination Committee is formed each year by the NFMusicHOF Board of Directors to consider all
potential nominees (as per the requirements of the official procedures of the Niagara Falls Music Hall of
Fame) and present the best qualified candidates for induction into the NFMusicHOF. Upon review of
the applications, the Nomination Committee will present their findings for review, acceptance and
assignment by the NFMusicHOF Executive Committee of the Board of Directors.

Upon approval by the Executive Committee, each Nominating Committee member is then assigned a
certain number of nominees to review, based upon the materials submitted. To ensure fairness and
objectivity, if a member has a close relationship with a nominee, that nominee will be assigned to a
different member for evaluation. Each nominee’s qualifications are reviewed in the following
categories: Prominent Performance History and Longevity within the Greater Niagara Falls, New York
Geographical Area, Community Service in Music, Significant Contribution to the
Local/National/International Music Industry, and Significant Support and/or Promotion of Music in the
Greater Niagara Falls, New York Geographical Area.

Once all of the candidates have been evaluated and the information provided has been verified,
committee members present their top picks to the entire nominating committee for a vote. Each
committee member verifies all information submitted and then scores each nominee based on a
standardized point schedule. The top candidates are chosen based on those rankings and presented to
the NFMHOF Executive Committee for induction. The Executive Committee may challenge up to two of
the nominated candidates per year. If after discussion among the Nominating Committee the original
candidates have been denied induction, the Executive Committee may only choose from the alternates
next in line based on the scores presented.

The Nominating Committee emphasizes to all submitted applicants that being reviewed does not
constitute being selected for induction. It is not uncommon for this process to take from one to six
years, or longer, assuming one meets all the required criteria. There are many factors involved in the
selection process, which is conducted using a stringent set of rating guidelines and supervised by a very
professional and confidential forum. Accepted packets remain on file as living documents and we
encourage all applicants to continually submit updated accomplishments that further support their
accreditation.

The NFMusicHOF Board and the public are not made aware of the final list of selected inductees until
the review process is finalized and the NFMusicHOF Executive Committee votes to make the year’s
selection official.

We wish all our applicants the best as the Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame strives to salute and honor
those elite artists who have dedicated their lives to enhancing our local musical heritage.