January ITA Journal


The January 2023 issue of the ITA Journal is now available online in the members-only section. Print copies mailed end of December. Featured in the January issue are, among others:

2022 IWBC Event Wrap-Up
by Dr. Amy Cherry

Wilderness Music
by Colleen Wheeler

Cyclic Journey (Marshall Gilkes)
by Chris van Hof

Lift Every Voice Choir
by Dr. Emmett C. Goods

Pioneering Champion of Trombone (Dorothy Ziegler)
by Douglas Yeo

Plus
General News,The President’s Column, Orchestral Sectional, Wellness Note, Perspectives on Longevity, Philosophies, Practices, and Pedagogies of Performing Professionals, Pedagogy Corner, Audio/Video/Literature Reviews and much more.

Read it here

Zoom: 50th Anniversary of ITA


On Sunday December 11, 4 PM US Eastern Time (22:00 CET) we will celebrate ITA’s 50th anniversary with a Zoom session looking back on the early years of ITA. When and how did ITA start? And how has the organization developed into what it is today? The first ITA President Tom Everett will tell us about the early years, Stuart Dempster will discuss the various commissions he inspired. Other guests will be Joe Alessi, Irvin L Wagner, Ruben Carughi, Phil Wilson and many more. Come, join us!
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Celebrate 50 with a Fanfare!


Image of poster for ITA Fanfare Competition
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Announcing the ITA 50th Anniversary Trombone Fanfare Composition Competition! This competition allows everyone to showcase their trombone writing skills in a unique way.

You are invited to write a 50-second-long trombone fanfare in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the International Trombone Association.

Read more on the information page.

2023 ITA Solo & Ensemble Competitions: registration open


Applications for the 2023 ITA Solo and Ensemble Competitions are now accepted through December 8, 2022. Applications should be submitted at: https://app.getacceptd.com/ita.

For full submission instructions, rules and information, please visit the competitions pages.

The 2023 competition finals will be held during the International Trombone Festival, July 12-15, 2023 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, USA. We hope to see you there!

ITA Awards 2022


The ITA Awards Committee is pleased to present Carol Jarvis with the 2022 ITA Award. The ITA Award is presented to one individual every year who has greatly influenced the field of trombone in performance, composition, arranging, teaching, conducting, research, and/or service.

The Awards Committee is also pleased to present the 2022 Neil Humfeld Award to Jonas Bylund. The Neil Humfeld award recognizes one teacher each year who has demonstrated an exceptional level of excellence in their work.

Please read more about these outstanding artists and their achievements.

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ITA Membership Assistance Program


To run alongside the recently announced Membership Gift Certificate, ITA would like to take this opportunity to add the new developed Membership Assistance Program (MAP).

The ITA Executive Board would like to thank Per Brevig, much respected former Metropolitan Opera Principal and holder of three ITA Awards for his suggestion and hope that this addition will enable members and supporters to assist less advantaged trombonists all over the globe to benefit from being part of this organization.

The MAP allows you to sponsor a fellow trombone player with an ITA membership. Your generosity will allow deserving trombone players with limited means to enjoy the benefits of an ITA membership.

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The Diversity Composer Database


ITA’s Advisory Council on Diversity, professor Natalie Mannix and professor Brett Shuster have been working diligently to update the repertoire section of the ITA website. The Diversity Composer Database showcases underrepresented composers and their compositions, focusing specifically on the work of women, transgender or gender non-conforming individuals, and/or Asian, Black, indigenous, or Latinx. Many thanks to Natalie, Brett and the Council! Read more