The ITA Awards committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 ITA Awards. The awards are voted upon by past presidents and the current ITA advisory committee.
The winner of this year’s Neill Humfeld Award was Mogens Andresen from Denmark. The Neill Humfeld Award is given for Excellence in Trombone Teaching recognizes the trombone teaching contributions of the late Neill Humfeld and honors living teachers who have achieved the highest level of excellence in their work.
This year’s ITA Award goes to bass trombonist David Taylor. The ITA Award recognizes the highest level of creative and artistic output in areas such as performance, composition, arranging, teaching, conducting, research and/or service.
This years’ “Presidents Award” for 2016 chosen by the ITA President Joseph Alessi goes to Jon Bohls the ITA Festival Director which again will be presented at the ITF.
The Life time achievement Award will be presented to Per Brevig for 2016. Per is no stranger to the ITA and it is befitting that he will accept this award at the ITF in Julliard School of Music where he taught for many years.
Many names were put forward for the legacy circle award this year and I am delighted to report that the executive approved all the names put forward for 2016. They were Gabriel Masson, Davis Shuman, Joseph Alschausky Miff Mole, Bill Harris, Juan Tizol, Robert Müller, André Lafosse, Thorkild Graae Jorgensen, Albert Mangelsdorff, Curtis Fuller, Al Grey, Willie Colon and Henry Romersa.
Chair of Awards Committee Brett Baker