ITA Award Previous Recipients


1972 Henry Romersa Founder, International Trombone Workshop
1973 Lewis Van Haney* Former Professor, Indiana University
1974 Buddy Baker Former Professor, University of Northern Colorado
1975 Robert King* Owner and Founder, Robert King Music Company
1976 Gordon Pulis* Former Principal Trombonist, New York Philharmonic
1977 John Coffey* Former Bass Trombonist, Boston Symphony Orchestra
1978 Stuart Dempster Former Professor, University of Washington
1979 Thomas Beversdorf* Former Professor, Indiana University
1980 Thomas Everett Professor, Harvard University
1981 Allen Ostrander* Former Bass Trombonist, New York Philharmonic
1982 George Roberts* Los Angeles based Freelance Trombonist
1983 Leon Brown* Former Professor, North Texas State University
1984 Neill Humfeld* Former Professor, East Texas State University
1985 Urbie Green Jazz Artist, New York City
1986 Edward Kleinhammer* Former Bass Trombonist, Chicago Symphony
1987 William Cramer* Former Professor, Florida State University
1988 J. J. Johnson* Legendary Jazz Artist
1989 Denis Wick Former Principal Trombonist, London Symphony Orchestra
1990 Frank Crisafulli* Former Trombonist, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
1991 Christian Lindberg Virtuoso Solo Trombonist, Stockholm, Sweden
1992 Juliusz Pietrachowicz Former Principal Trombonist, Warsaw Philharmonic
1993 Larry Wiehe* (posthumously)* Former Trombone Soloist, US Navy Band and US Air Force Band
1994 Robert Isele* Former Trombone Soloist, US Marine Band and Trombonist, National Symphony Orchestra
1995 Vern Kagarice* Professor, University of North Texas
1996 Carsten Svanberg Professor, Musikhochschule, Graz, Austria
1997 Irvin Wagner Professor, University of Oklahoma
1998 Carl Fontana* Legendary Jazz Artist, Las Vegas
1999 John Marcellus Professor, Eastman School of Music
2000 Heinz Fadle Professor, Detmold Hochschule for Musik, Germany
2001 Phil Wilson Professor, Berklee College of Music
2002 Joseph Alessi Principal Trombonist, New York Philharmonic
2003 Ben van Dijk Bass Trombonist, Rotterdam Philharmonic
2004 Jay Friedman Principal Trombonist, Chicago Symphony
2005 Ron Barron Former Principal Trombonist, Boston Symphony
2006 Don Lusher* British Jazz Trombone Artist
2007 Michel Becquet French Solo Trombonist & Professor, Conservatoire de Lyon
2008 Dick Nash Los Angeles Recording Artist
2009 Steve Wolfinbarger Professor, Western Michigan University
2010 Gustav Hoena Professor, Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Hungary
2011 Ralph Sauer Former Principal Trombonist, Los Angeles Philharmonic
2012 Per Brevig Former Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York
2013 Ian Bousfield British Trombone Soloist, Professor Hochschule Bern, former principal trombone London Symphony Orchestra and Vienna Philharmonic.
2014 Douglas Yeo Former Professor, Arizona State University. Former bass trombonist, Boston Symphony Orchestra
2015 Bart van Lier Principal Trombone, Metropole Orkest, the Netherlands
2016 David Taylor Bass Trombone, New York City
2017 Wycliffe Gordon International Jazz artist

* deceased