Exclusive offer for pBone users

We are delighted to offer an exclusive and free 6-month trial ITA membership for all pBone users.

You’ll be able to browse all current and past issues of the world’s leading trombone magazine, the ITA Journal, filled with interesting articles of famous trombonists from across the globe, as well as the art of trombone playing at all levels. You will also be able to listen to our latest music streaming project with East Meets West Trombones conducted by Jay Friedman, as described below on our timeline. Plus much more!

To claim the discount code for your free trial membership, please visit: http://pbone.co.uk/free-ita-membership/

The trial membership is for e-membership only and does not include registration discount for the annual International Trombone Festival or the ITA Solo & Ensemble Competition, inclusion in any CD/DVD project mailing, and voting rights in any ITA nomination or election process. Only applicable once per person. Existing ITA members are ineligible.

East meets West Trombones

42-720The release of the East meets West Trombone choir CD is the culmination of a project that started back in the early 1980’s when Jay Friedman transcribed a couple of excerpts as an orchestral study, from the 1st act of Wagner’s Die Walkure, for his then low brass section of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, which he coaches still today.

In the mid 80’s, Jay founded the Chicago Trombone Choir, a 12-16 member group of students and professional players in the Chicago area. Since there was very little repertoire for that sized group, he started making arrangements of standard symphonic works for this group.

This has resulted in a CD with trombone choir arrangements called East meets West Trombones recorded on two occasions during the fall of 2014. A warm thank-you goes out to the players, who have donated their time for this project.

We are very proud to be able to offer a free stream of the CD to all ITA members. We hope you will enjoy it!
Listen to East meets West Trombones here

2017 ITA Solo & Ensemble Competitions


Applications for the 2017 ITA Solo and Ensemble Competitions are now open through December 1, 2016. Applications can be submitted at: https://app.getacceptd.com/ita.

For submission instructions, please click here.

Complete 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

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.


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.