The Neill Humfeld Award for Excellence in Trombone Teaching recognizes the trombone teaching contributions of Neill Humfeld (1928-1991), long-time trombone professor at East Texas State University, and past president of the ITA (1980-1982). The Award honors living 4 teachers who have demonstrated an exceptional level of excellence in their work. One Award is given each year.
Candidates for the Neill Humfeld Award for Excellence in Trombone Teaching shall:
- Demonstrate a long-standing dedication to trombone teaching
- Demonstrate effectiveness, innovation, and uniqueness in teaching
- Demonstrate the ability to inspire and motivate
- Have successful students
- Share his/her teaching expertise with other trombone teachers
Nominations for the Neill Humfeld Award for Excellence in Teaching are submitted by the ITA’s members. The Neill Humfeld Award for Excellence in Trombone Teaching is awarded by a vote of the ITA Officers, Council of Past Presidents, and Board of Advisors.
A one-page letter of nomination that details why a member believes a nominee should be honored with one of the Association’s awards, and a bio of the nominee, may be sent to the Chair of the ITA’s Standing Committee on Awards at: firstname.lastname@example.org