The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes people—living or deceased—who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to the trombone profession over a long career. 5 Categories of lifetime achievement may include but are not limited to teaching, performance, research, composition, and service, and may recognize the accomplishments of those whose careers predate the founding of the ITA in 1972.
Candidates for the ITA Lifetime Achievement Award shall demonstrate or shall have demonstrated:
- A lifelong commitment to the trombone and/or trombone-related activities.
- A career that has reflected a commitment to excellence and achievement
Nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award are submitted by the ITA’s members. The Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by a vote of the ITA Executive Board.