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October 2015 Journal published online

The October 2015 issue of the ITA Journal has been published online in the members-only section.

International Trombone Festival 2015
by Taylor Hughey
JR. International Trombone Festival 2015
by Matthew Buckmaster
Art Songs: Vocal Repertoire as a Gateway to Musicality
by Cory Mixdorf
Bart van Lier: ITA Award Winner 2015
by Bruce Gunia
2015 ITA Solo and Ensemble Competitions Final Round Results
by Donny Pinson
Robert Deahl: In Memoriam
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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ITA Solo & Ensemble Competitions

Registration is now open for the 2016 ITA Solo & Ensemble Competitions. Repertoire and rules are available on the competitions pages. Registration will close on December 1, 2015.

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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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ITA 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 >>

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 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 »

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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July Journal

The July 2015 journal has published.....
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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 »