Dr. Kent Eshelman's CD Flavors (Equilibrium, 2013) has been chosen as the winner in the Solo Classical Tuba category of the Roger Bobo Award for Excellence in Recording. The award, named after iconic tuba virtuoso Roger Bobo, is given out every two years by the International Tuba-Euphonium Association to recognize "the very best artists, composers, and researchers who have produced work of the highest distinction in the fields of recording, composition, and research." From a field of four finalists that included Sergio Carolino (Portugal), Tom McCaslin (USA), and Hiroaki Shiomi (Japan), Eshelman was announced as the winner at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Bloomington, Indiana on May 21, 2014. Roger Bobo, who resides in Tokyo, was in attendance to present the award personally.

Eshelman award Kent Eshelman receiving the award from Roger Bobo.