July ITA Journal published

The July 2022 issue of the ITA Journal is now available online in the members’ section. Print copies wil mail in the second half of July. Featured in the July issue are, among others:

2022 International Trombone Week Highlights
by Colleen Wheeler

A History of Sonaré: A Groundbreaking Trombone Ensemble, 1976–1980
by Daniel Gallant

Nathaniel Brickens – ITA 2019 Neill Humfeld Award Winner
by Megan Boutin

Gresley – A New Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra
by Karl Hinterbichler

The Legacy of Rauol de Souza – Brazil’s Greatest Trombone Hero
by João Machala, Lucas Borges, and Marcos Flávio

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

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.

Learn more >>

ITA Commission Consortium

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, The International Trombone Association is leading a consortium for a new commission by Kevin Day. This work will be premiered by the Lift Every Voice Trombone Choir at the International Trombone Festival this summer. We invite you to be a part of this important project!

Learn more >>

Photo of Kevin Day. Credit Sara Bill Photography/Karen Cubides Agency

ITA Journal Managing Editor vacancy

We are seeking a passionate Managing Editor (m/f/d) to manage and grow our beautiful International Trombone Association Journal. The Managing Editor is responsible for the overall quality and the content of the 80-page, full-color ITA Journal. The Editor oversees the mission and scope of the journal in consultation with the ITA Executive Board and Executive Director and selects content that provide new, original, and important contributions to ITA’s mission. The Managing Editor selects editorial positions required in developing content for the ITA Journal. Come build the future of the ITA Journal with us!

Learn more about the work, requirements and how to apply here.

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

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.