HERBERT L. & JEAN SCHULTZ MENTOR IDEAL AWARD

This award was the idea of Dr. Herbert L. Schultz (ACB President 1984-85) who felt a need to recognize exceptional teachers who have inspired their students to achieve success as outstanding concert band musicians. The catalyst for this award was the first recipient Ernest S. Williams.

There is no definite list of criteria other than a candidate’s qualifications shall show a pattern of teaching success over several years. A candidate’s resume should include teaching qualifications, several written recommendations from former students and/or colleagues and the area in which the teacher excelled such as university, secondary school, privately or in the capacity as conductor. Also, the resume should include the areas in which his/her students excelled. Candidates need not be members of ACB, and more than one award may be presented in any one year. Awards are typically presented at the annual ACB convention.

PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS

1994 - Ernest S. Williams
1994 - Harvey Phillips
1995 - Donald E. McGinnis
1995 - Sigurd Rascher
1995 - Hale A. VanderCook
1996 - Walter R. Beeler
1996 - Hubert E. Nutt
1997 - Paul Lavalle
1999 - Harry Begian
2000 - Leonard B. Smith
2001 - John "Ned" Mahoney
2002 - Donald Hunsberger
2002 - Noah A. Lee
2003 - Leland A. Lillehaug
2005 - Herbert L. Schultz
2006 - Raoul F. Camus
2007 - Myron Welch
2008 - Ray Crisara
2009 - Tim Lautzenheiser
2010 - Edwin Melichar
2011 - Robert W. Krueger
2012 - Donald Cantwell
2013 - Bruce Ammann
2014 - Jack White
2015 - Tommy Guilbert
2016 - Craig Hamilton
2017 - Art Himmelberger
2018 - Sheily Bell

 

 

  • To make a nomination for this award, please see the details on the Nomination Process page.