International Trombone Week April 1-8!

Be part of the annual Fun Fest of Trombone Goodness! Plan to celebrate the trombone… and tell us about it. We have ideas, sheet music, a logo, and an event map that’s just waiting for you. Start now.

January 2018 Journal published online

The January 2018 issue of the ITA Journal has been published online in the members-only section and the hard copies will mail soon.

International Trombone Week 2018

Yards and Yards of Velvet: Remembering Charlie Small
by Erik Ketcherside

2017 Neill Humfeld Award Winner: Ben van Dijk
by Bruce Gunia

Chez Sez: A Conversation with Bob McChesney
by Antonio J.García


General News,The President’s Column, Letter to the Editor, Literature, Orchestral Sectional, Literature Reviews, Audio/Video Reviews and much more.


ITA Awards 2018

The ITA Awards committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 ITA Awards. The awards are voted upon by past presidents and the current ITA advisory committee.

This year’s ITA Award goes to Alain Trudel. 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 Ava Ordman. 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 Jiggs Whigham. 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, goes to Maisie Ringham Wiggins and Sheila Tracy.

This years’ Presidents Award chosen by the ITA President Ben van Dijk is awarded to bass trombonist Jeff Reynolds.

Read more>>

2017 ITA Officers & Board of Advisors Election Results

The 2017 elections for ITA Officers and Board of Advisors closed on March 25 and here are the results. The new terms will begin during the 2017 International Trombone Festival in late June and ends at the ITF in 2020. Congratulations to all new Officers and Board of Advisors!

1st Vice President/President Elect
Jacques Mauger

2nd Vice President
Carol Jarvis

Board of Advisors
Michael Davis, David Jackson, Zoltan Kiss, Tom Bones Malone, Natalie Mannix, Michael Mulcahy, James Pankow, Dee Stewart, Peter Sullivan, Kirsten Warfield, Denis Wick, Phil Wilson

Full info >>>

Exclusive offer for pBone users

We are delighted to offer an exclusive and free 6-month trial ITA membership for all pBone users.

You’ll be able to browse all current and past issues of the world’s leading trombone magazine, the ITA Journal, filled with interesting articles of famous trombonists from across the globe, as well as the art of trombone playing at all levels. You will also be able to listen to our latest music streaming project with East Meets West Trombones conducted by Jay Friedman, as described below on our timeline. Plus much more!

To claim the discount code for your free trial membership, please visit:

The trial membership is for e-membership only and does not include registration discount for the annual International Trombone Festival or the ITA Solo & Ensemble Competition, inclusion in any CD/DVD project mailing, and voting rights in any ITA nomination or election process. Only applicable once per person. Existing ITA members are ineligible.

East meets West Trombones

42-720The release of the East meets West Trombone choir CD is the culmination of a project that started back in the early 1980’s when Jay Friedman transcribed a couple of excerpts as an orchestral study, from the 1st act of Wagner’s Die Walkure, for his then low brass section of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, which he coaches still today.

In the mid 80’s, Jay founded the Chicago Trombone Choir, a 12-16 member group of students and professional players in the Chicago area. Since there was very little repertoire for that sized group, he started making arrangements of standard symphonic works for this group.

This has resulted in a CD with trombone choir arrangements called East meets West Trombones recorded on two occasions during the fall of 2014. A warm thank-you goes out to the players, who have donated their time for this project.

We are very proud to be able to offer a free stream of the CD to all ITA members. We hope you will enjoy it!
Listen to East meets West Trombones here