The International Trombone Association has seven awards it bestows on individuals, organizations, and orchestras. The individual awards are the ITA Award, presented every year to an individual who has greatly influenced the field of trombone, the Neill Humfeld Excellence in Teaching Award, which recognizes outstanding trombone teaching in our profession while honoring the teaching excellence of the late Neill Humfeld, the Legacy Circle Award, for exceptional accomplishments in the trombone community, the Lifetime Achievement Award , for contributions to the trombone profession over a long career, the Kenneth Hanlon Award, which recognizes individuals who contribute greatly to the ITA and the trombone world with a spirit of generosity and modesty that inspires while honoring the work of the late Kenneth Hanlon, and the President’s Award which is awarded at the discretion of the ITA President.

The Orchestra Recognition Award is given to an orchestra which has made a significant contribution to the artistic advancement of trombone performance and literature.