On September 26, Joseph Alessi and John Dickson will tell us more about the creation of Chick Corea’s Trombone Concerto: A Stroll during the first ITA Zoom Session of the season. The trombone concerto was world premiered on August 6, 2021, in Sao Paolo, Brazil. To watch the world premiere, visit 1h 10′ into the video below. Register for the Zoom Session here>>
We are glad to annonce a new Trombone Studio Membership category, now available to members/students of any University, College, High School or Private Teachers’ trombone studios. The membership allows a principal ITA-member (the studio professor/teacher) to sign students up for 1-year Student E-memberships at a heavily reduced rate. A great way for teachers/professors to offer something extra to studio members!
The July 2021 issue of the ITA Journal is now available online in the members-only section. Print copies will mail mid-July and will soon be underway to members with print memberships. Featured in the July issue are, among others:
An Interview with Alan Raph
by Jack Schatz
Clay Smith: Trombonist on the Chautauqua Trail, 1904–1930
by Timothy Howe
Making the Trombone Cool for 54 Years: An Interview with James Pankow
by Kevin M. McManus
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.
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.
Our latest addition to the ITA Video section is an exclusive interview (from last year’s ITF in Muncie, IN) with Italian Peter Steiner!
At the age of 23, Peter was appointed Trombonist of the Vienna State Opera and Vienna Philharmonic for the 2016-2017 season. Prior to that engagement he served as Principal Trombonist with the Colorado Symphony for the 2014-2015 season. He has performed as guest trombonist with many top European and US orchestras. In 2019 he was honoured as a Prize Winner at the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia.
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.
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.”