The ITA Awards committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 ITA Awards. The awards are voted upon by past presidents and the current ITA advisory committee.
This year’s ITA Award goes to Megumi Kanda. 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.
The winner of this year’s Neill Humfeld Award was Bart van Lier. 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.
The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to James (Jimmy) Pankow. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes people who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to the trombone profession over a long career.
The Legacy Circle Award, that recognizes individuals who have made a profound and lasting impact on the evolution of trombone playing, go to Victor Sumerkin and Heinz Fadle.
This years’ Presidents Award chosen by the ITA President Ben van Dijk is awarded to trombonist and teacher Brett Baker.
The in 2019 introduced Kenneth Hanlon Award will this year go to Karl Hinterbichler.