The ITA Awards committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 ITA Awards. The awards are voted upon by past presidents and the current ITA advisory committee.
This year’s ITA Award goes to Megumi Kanda. 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.
The winner of this year’s Neill Humfeld Award was Bart van Lier. 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.
The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to James (Jimmy) Pankow. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes people who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to the trombone profession over a long career.
The Legacy Circle Award, that recognizes individuals who have made a profound and lasting impact on the evolution of trombone playing, go to Victor Sumerkin and Heinz Fadle.
This years’ Presidents Award chosen by the ITA President Ben van Dijk is awarded to trombonist and teacher Brett Baker.
The in 2019 introduced Kenneth Hanlon Award will this year go to Karl Hinterbichler.
Many thanks to all trombone players worldwide who participated in our latest survey! The response was overwhelming and we are proud to be able to present a summary of the results online. For full information please visit https://www.trombone.net/survey
The October 2019 issue of the ITA Journal has been published online and is now available in the members-only section. This issue features, among others:
2019 ITA Solo and Ensemble Competitions Final Round Results
by Donny Pinson
A Bibliography of Solo Compositions Written by Women Composers
by Natalie Mannix
International Trombone Festival 2019
by Taylor Hughey
International Trombone Festival 2019 Youth Workshop
by Sean Reusch
List of Neglected (but Worthwhile) Solo Literature, Volume III
by Karl Hinterbichler
General News,The President’s Column, Nuggets of Wisdom, Literature, Pedagogy Corner, Literature Reviews, Audio/Video Reviews and much more.
Read it here
Are you curious about what Brad Edwards is watching on YouTube? You can find out in our What I’m Watching archives!
Brad Edwards, Associate Professor of Trombone at Arizona State University, has contributed with a few personal and inspiring YouTube videos. We hope you will enjoy them!
Discover Brad’s videos here
Boost the level of your playing and help launch your career to the next level by entering the 2020 ITA Solo and Ensemble Competitions!
14 categories, including solo, jazz, orchestral, and ensemble competitions
Entry deadline: December 10, 2019
Final rounds to be held at the International Trombone Festival, July 2-5 in Osaka, Japan
All applicants in preliminary and final rounds receive feedback from leading trombonists around the world.
Add your name to the impressive list of ITA competition winners!
For more information, visit the ITA Competitions Homepage
Don’t miss our latest additions to the ITA video archives! For the bass trombone lovers we have added the amazing Gerry Pagano and Friends recital from ITF2017 in Redlands, CA, with a.o. Douglas Yeo as a guest performer.
For the tenor trombone fans, György Gyivicsán’s ITF2018 recital from Iowa City is now available to all ITA members.
Watch the full performances in our video section!
After offering print reviews of new material for more than forty years in the International Trombone Association Journal, we are excited to expand to the world wide web via the ITA website www.trombone.net. Expanding to the internet offers advantages and solves growing problems as media capability and expectations of readers grow and change.
The volume of literature we handle has outgrown our ability to publish reviews in a timely fashion in the quarterly print journal. Our online column enables us to publish reviews within about three months of receipt. This is a great advancement that brings quality evaluation of new material much closer to its release date.
Our online column is searchable by everyone, not just ITA members, introducing our instrument and its repertoire to everyone from researchers to surfers.
Limits of space are always a concern in the print column. Not so online where reviewers express their evaluations and opinions free of word counts and other space saving limitations.
The archives can be found under the Journal tab in the navigation menu.
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We are proud to present the first video in a series of posts from past International Trombone Festivals. First out is Mark Nightingale’s rendition of ‘Laura’ performed at the 2015 International Trombone festival in Valencia, Spain.
Watch the video here!
We are very proud to present Houlding it Together, a brand new and previously unpublished duet album by Chris Houlding, as the latest addition to ITA’s growing music streaming archive!
The impressive list of contributing artists includes, among others, Joseph Alessi, Ben van Dijk, Don Lucas, Niels-Ole Bo Johansen, Brett Baker, Ansgar Striepens, Carol Jarvis & Jiggs Whigham.
“The inspiration for this album came from so many memorable collaborations with colleagues, all of whom demonstrate superlative qualities as teachers, performers but above all friends. Recorded at various locations around the globe over the last ten years I hope you enjoy the breadth of diversity and style represented here.”
Full information about the album.
Welcome to What I’m Watching, a brand new project based on personal YouTube video selections, chosen by prominent trombonists and educators from all over the world. The aim of the project is to inspire, help discovering new topics and learn more about the person behind the trombone. We hope the project will be an inspiration to trombone players worldwide and new insights will be gained. The video selections will be published with regular intervals and first out is the current ITA President, Ben van Dijk, with What the President is Watching on the link below! We hope you will enjoy it!
Ben van Dijk – What the ITA President is Watching