October 2016 Journal published online

The October 2016 issue of the ITA Journal has been published online in the members-only section.

Nagoya Trombone Festival
by Yosuke Iwasawa

Dick Nash & Urbie Green: A Tribute to Personal Heroes
by Bruce Gunia

International Trombone Festival 2016
by Taylor Hughey

2016 ITA Solo and Ensemble Competitions:Final Round Results
by Donny Pinson


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


2017 ITA Solo & Ensemble Competitions announced

logoComplete rules and information for the 2017 ITA Solo and Ensemble Competitions are now available on the competitions pages. Please note several exciting changes for this year, including the requirement of video entries for the Marsteller, Quartet, and JJ Johnson competitions.

The competition finals are to be held at the
International Trombone Festival on June 28 – July 1, 2017 at the University of Redlands in Redlands, CA, USA

Huge International Trombone Week 2016

ITW-logo-smallInternational Trombone Week 2016 is winding down… and what an astonishing celebration it has been! More than 70 trombone events took place around the world, including several world premieres.

Now we need your help to finalize 2016’s list of events. Please submit an event form now with a simple summary (ex. your event’s date, time, location). If you have  more information to share (ex. your program, guest artists, performer names, audience headcount—and even links to photos, videos, and reviews), we will welcome that as well.

Reach out today to ensure your ITW event is on the map… and thank you for making 2016 the most amazing International Trombone Week in history!

2016 ITA Awards announced

mogens_andresen dave_taylorThe ITA Awards committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 ITA Awards. The awards are voted upon by past presidents and the current ITA advisory committee.

The winner of this year’s Neill Humfeld Award was Mogens Andresen from Denmark. 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.

This year’s ITA Award goes to bass trombonist David Taylor. 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.