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July 2015 Journal published online

The July 2015 issue of the ITA Journal has been published online in the members-only section. Hard copies are expected to ship within short!

International Trombone Week 2015
by Colleen Wheeler
Nasal Air Leaks in Trombone Players
by Jeannette D. Hoit and Kassidy Bennett
Paul Nowell as Paul the Trombonist
by Bruce Gunia
The Wide, Wide World of the Trombone
by Irvin L. Wagner
"It´s How We Play": Professional Female Trombonists in the United States
by Vanessa Tonelli
Evolution: The Double-Valve Bass Trombone
by Douglas Yeo
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General News,The President's Column, Letter to the Editor, Literature, Orchestral Sectional, Literature Reviews, Audio/Video Reviews, Advertiser Index and much more.

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Finalists and winners announced

A full list of results of finalists and winners of the 2015 ITA Solo & Ensemble Competitions has been published on the competitions pages. The finals will be held during the International Trombone Festival in Valencia, Spain, July 8-11. Congratulations to all finalists! Read more »

2015 ITA Awards

The International Trombone Association is delighted to announce the winners of the two annual awards bestowed each year on two individuals who have made outstanding and lasting contributions to the world of trombone performance and education.

The ITA Award, presented each year to an individual who has greatly influenced the field of trombone, is awarded this year to Dutch jazz trombonist Bart van Lier. The 2015 Neill Humfeld Award, which recognizes outstanding trombone teaching while honoring the teaching excellence of the late Neill Humfeld, is presented this year to Andrea Conti.
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ITF 2015 Valencia registration open

Registration for the International Trombone Festival 2015 is open! Please visit the ITF 2015 website at http://www.trombonefestival.net/2015/ for the latest info!


21st Century Fund Drive Donations $30,276.00

In 2007 The International Trombone Association announced that a fund raising effort was being re-established to benefit the activities of the important 21st Century Endowment Fund. This is now to become an annual opportunity to contribute to 21st Century Endowment Fund.
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New Educator E-membership

The International Trombone Association and International Tuba/Euphonium Association are proud to announce a new Educator E-member membership program in collaboration with our friends at www.banddirector.com. We hope that all educators will be interested in this program and that the resources at our web pages will provide support to you and the students in your program. Our goal is simply to support the best practices in low brass teaching and learning for you and for your students. Read more »

April 2015 Journal & Archive Online

The International Trombone Association is very pleased to announce the new online archive of the ITA Journal. The online archive is now complete and includes everything from the very first Journal (volume 1) published in 1971 up to the current Journal (volume 40) as well as eight volumes of the ITA Newsletter which was published from 1974-1981. The online archive is available to ITA members in the Members' Section by logging in with your membership password here with iPad/iPhone also supported. Often the online version of the Journal is available before the print edition. Through the new online interface, members can perform keyword searches on individual issues or print pages for their personal use.
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Members-Only Video Section

We are launching a brand new section of the site that will bring high quality videos to members. We are excited to begin bringing you exclusive video content from trombone players and events all around the world. This will be one of the fastest growing areas of the site in the next few years. We will include a variety of video types including lessons, interviews, event summaries, performance videos, and more. Visit the new video section now >>

2014 Competitions Finalists & Winners

A complete list of finalists and winners of the 2014 ITA Solo & Ensemble Competitions has been published. The finals will be held during the International Trombone Festival in Rochester, NY, June 4-7. Congratulations to all finalists! View results »

2014 ITA Awards

The International Trombone Association is delighted to announce the 2014 winners of the two annual awards bestowed each year on two individuals who have made outstanding and lasting contributions to the world of trombone performance and education.

The ITA Award, presented each year to an individual who has greatly influenced the field of trombone, is awarded this year to Douglas Yeo. The 2014 Neill Humfeld Award, which recognizes outstanding trombone teaching while honoring the teaching excellence of the late Neill Humfeld, is presented this year to Eric Crees.
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New Educator E-membership

The International Trombone Association and International Tuba/Euphonium Association are proud to announce a new Educator E-member membership program in collaboration with our friends at www.banddirector.com. We hope that all educators will be interested in this program and that the resources at our web pages will provide support to you and the students in your program. Our goal is simply to support the best practices in low brass teaching and learning for you and for your students. Read more »

T.A.P.A.S.

TAPAS (Trombone Artists Playing for Amateurs and Students) is a new initiative of the ITA in this new year of 2013. Every current member of ITA is encouraged to join this world-wide project to promote the vision and mission of the ITA at any concerts, events, master classes and schools that we can, in hopes of spreading the joy of the trombone and our association to many that might not know much about it. Please visit our newly formed TAPAS page on this website and look for an article on TAPAS in the upcoming ITA Journal! Continue reading »

Music Recording Platform

ITA is proud to announce an online music recording platform powered by PureSolo and available to trombone players worldwide. The platform offers over 24,000 studio quality backing tracks with lyrics and sheet music for singers and instrumentalists and opportunity to record yourself on audio and/or video. More than 2,000 backing tracks are currently available for trombone, ranging from classical through modern pop music. The recording application can be used for audio and/or video recording for practise purposes, or simply just for fun. Recorded results can be shared on the PureSolo website, Facebook and Twitter. Continue reading »

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Making Music Offer

We are delighted to announce an exclusive offer for ITA Members with the magazine Making Music. ITA members are offered a special subscription rate...
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April Journal

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Sheetmusic Downloads

An extensive listing of low brass arrangements have been added to the Members Only section - a full downloadable list of arrangements is now available to members... more »