January ITA Journal

The January 2022 issue of the ITA Journal is now available online in the members-only section. Print copies will mail in the second half of January and will reach members with print memberships soon after. Featured in the January issue are, among others:

Life Should be a Trombone (a poem)
by Edward Gadrix

A Fresh Look at Mozart’s Tuba Mirum
by Douglas Yeo

Dirk Amrein | No Limits
by Dr. Brett Baker

Natalie’s World
by Kirsten Lies-Warfield

Natalie Cressman’s Solo on “That Kind”
by Kirsten Lies-Warfield and Antonio J. Garcia

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

CANCELLED – Ben van Dijk Zoom Session

Unfortunately we have been forced to postpone Sunday’s Zoom Session with Ben van Dijk due to personal reasons. We will reschedule and announce new date as soon as possible. The featured artist for the February Zoom Session will be announced very soon, so keep your eyes open.

George Roberts Bass Trombone Competition

Brandt Attema, Karlsruhe (Germany) and The Hague (Netherlands) Conservatoires, introduces the George Roberts Bass Trombone Competition.

We invite trombonists, age 20 and under, to participate! Visit the competition’s official page to learn more, review the competition rules and recording guidelines, and be inspired by Mr. Attema’s fantastic performance of the Allegro Maestoso (Jan Koetsier).

ITA Awards 2021

The ITA Awards Committee is pleased to present Charles Vernon with the 2021 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 2021 Neil Humfeld Award to David Sporny. The Neil Humfeld award recognizes one teacher each year who has demonstrated an exceptional level of excellence in their work.

The 2021 Lifetime Achievement is awarded to Trevor Herbert, and the Legacy Circle Awards go to Keith Brown, Russell ‘Big Chief’ Moore and Joannés Rochut.

Please read more about these outstanding artists and their achievements.

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New online Literature Reviews archive

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.



Houlding it Together

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.