International Trombone Festival 2014 website
The website for the 2014 International Trombone Festival has now been launched. Call for Proposal forms for individuals and college choirs are located under the Apply tab. Please note that there is a December 13, 2013 deadline to have your proposal submitted.
ITF 2014 will be held June 4-7 at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, NY. This 43rd annual event will be hosted by John Marcellus and Mark Kellogg. Visit the ITF 2014 site »
ITA Solo & Ensemble Competitions
Online registration for the 2014 ITA Solo & Ensemble Competitions has now opened. The ITA Competitions Committee has extended the deadline and registrations are accepted through December 15, 2013. A complete set of rules and repertoire for the various categories are available on the competitions pages. Full information »
2013 21st Century Fund Drive Underway
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.
For the 2013 Fund Drive: Every dollar raised up to $5,000 will be matched with a special donation to the ITA! Read more »
ITA October 2013 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: https://www.trombone.net/members/journal/ and supports iPad/iPhone. Often the online version of the Journal is available before the print edition. Through the online interface, members can perform keyword searches on individual issues or print pages for their personal use.
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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 »
2014 ITA Solo & Ensemble Competitions Repertoire Announced
A full repertoire list and rules & regulations for the 2014 ITA Solo & Ensemble Competitions to be held at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, June 4-7, 2014, has been published on the ITA Facebook page (posted on Aug 20). Please make sure to like our page to receive the latest info directly into your Facebook news feed.
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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 Ian Bousfield. The 2013 Neill Humfeld Award, which recognizes outstanding trombone teaching while honoring the teaching excellence of the late Neill Humfeld, is presented this year to Irvin L. Wagner.
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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 »
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...