International Trombone Festival
ITF Host Application
We are currently talking to locations for hosting ITF for 2016, 2017, and 2018. More on these locations as they become finalized.
Will be held at the Eastman School of Music June 4 – 7, 2014. Plans and preparations are already taking shape for another fantastic Festival promoting the Trombone. The ITF 2014 webiste is now online and can be viewed at www.trombonefestival.net/2014/. 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.
Trombonists from all over the world gathered in Southwest Georgia for a fantastic four days of music making, teaching, and camaraderie. International Trombone Festival 2013 was a rousing success, thanks to the efforts of host Bradley Palmer ITF Director Jon Bohls, Assistant Director Chris Dobbins, and a sleep-deprived team of dedicated trombone students that served as the staff for this year’s event.
Festival attendees were able to take advantage of a wide variety of artists performing a wide variety of music in many different genres. Columbus State, the Schwob School of Music, and the RiverCenter Performing Arts Center were marvelous venues to hear such great performances.
The Columbus Convention and Trade Center gave the exhibitors a great venue to show off their products. The Trade Center was also the location for our 6th (and largest) Jr. ITF. 36 Jr. ITF attendees, from all over the US, were able to hear and learn from the ITF artists up close and personal. They also formed themselves into three ensembles and performed as part of the final concert.
The Evening Concerts were a showcase of trombone. Starting with the Three Basses recital, to the Washington Trombone Ensemble, to the Georgia Brass Band accompanying soloists to the Joe Gransden Big Band, the attendees were treated with world class performances.
Late Night Jazz was an exciting event each night of the Festival. Jazz artists and amateur jazz players combined to bring the house down. The Loft was a wonderful location for these events. Late Night Jazz at the Loft was also the location of the ITA Jazz Competitions Finals, a first for the Festival.
It was an outstanding few days, made possible by magnificent facilities, excellent organization, and superb efforts by the artists, hosts, and staff. See you next year at the Eastman School of Music for ITF 2014!
International Trombone Festival (ITF) is the world's largest annual trombone festival. The responsibilty for the ITF lies with International Trombone Festival, Inc a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation.
If you are interested in hosting an ITF, please complete the ITF Host Application Form.