January 2004 Winner: Jon Kratzer
ITG is proud to announce that Jon Kratzer of Sanford, Florida has been awarded the ITG Young Artist Award for January 2004. Jon, a student of John Almeida of University of Central Florida, has enjoyed a rich background of musical experiences. He has performed in concerts with his high school band, the Seminole County All-County Band, the Orlando Philharmonic, and the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra. Jon has held the principal chair in the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra for three years. In addition to performing principal with the Florida All-State Orchestra in 2003, he has occupied principal trumpet positions in the wind ensemble, symphony orchestra, honors brass quintet, and Jazz Ensemble 1 at Cannon Music Camp - Appalachian State University where he worked with Allen Vizzutti.
In recognition of his outstanding talents, ITG will provide Jon Kratzer with a complimentary one-year membership.