ITA Awards 2024


Photo: Stephanie McKendrick

The ITA Awards Committee is pleased to present John Fedchock with the 2024 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.

Abbie Conant

The Awards Committee is also pleased to present the 2024 Neil Humfeld Award to Abbie Conant. The Neil Humfeld award recognises one teacher each year who has demonstrated an exceptional level of excellence in their work.

Please read more about all of the outstanding artists, their achievements and the 2024 recipients of other award categories. Read more>>

April ITA Journal


The April 2024 issue of the ITA Journal is now available online in the members-only section. Print copies will mail in the week of April 1, so and please allow two weeks for delivery – and up to 4 weeks for Europe/Asia/South America. Featured in the April issue are, among others:

International Trombone Festival 2024: Something for
Everyone!

By Dr. David Begnoche

Trombonist, Composer, Pedagogue: An interview with James Fulkerson
By Karl Hinterbichler and Dalton Harris

The Dynamic Blend
Latin American trombonists are shaping
the global music landscape with resilience and adaptability.
By José Leonardo Leon, D.M.A., José Valentino Ruiz, Ph.D.,
and Domingo Pagliuca, M.M.

Beyond David: Early 19th-Century Solo Literature Rediscovered and Revisited
By Timothy Howe

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 Reviews and much more.

Read it here

Composition Contest Update


The official poster for the ITA Composition Contest for 2024 includes a black 8 surrounded by gold trombone bells.

Thank you to all of the composers who entered the “ITA 2024 Composition Contest”! With the submission deadline now passed, the judges have begun reviewing all entries. The winning trombone octet will be announced by April. Learn more >

ITA Membership Assistance Program


In this season of giving, please consider the gift of an ITA membership through our Membership Assistance Program. You can also apply to be considered for a donated membership.  More >>

Alex Iles warm-up video now available


Photo of trombonist Alex Iles

This year’s exciting kickoff to International Trombone Week is now available in the ITA video collection. Alex Iles guides us through his daily routines and shares tips and encourages for trombone players at all levels. The video is available to the whole universe to watch!
Watch video here >>

July ITA Journal


ITA Journal cover - July 2023 - with Jorgen van Rijen on the cover.The July 2023 issue of the ITA Journal is now available online in the members-only section. Print copies mailed end of June and please allow two weeks for delivery – possibly more for Europe/Asia/South America. Featured in the July issue are, among others:

Carpe Slidem! International Trombone Week 2023
by Colleen Wheeler

Lassus Trombone: Now That You Know, What Do You Do?
by Douglas Yeo

Presenting Our 2023 ITA Award Recipients

Welcome, New ITA Officers and Board of Advisors!
by Ben McIlwain

Farewell to the Beard – an interview with Gerry Pagano
By Jemmie Robertson

Trombone Pedagogy in China, Yesterday and Today
by Li Kuang

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.

Read it here

That’s a wrap!


Logo for International Trombone Week

ITW’s 20th Anniversary was April 16-23, 2023. Thank you for celebrating the trombone with us during last month’s International Trombone Week. Our community of artists, organizers, and resource builders created amazing opportunities and welcoming spaces for all. We enjoyed livestreams, multi-day workshops, student recitals, world premieres, jazz radio features, video compilations, warm-ups for the universe, and more. There’s still time to let us know how you celebrated… and you might appear on the infamous ITW map.
Visit the ITW page now >>

International Trombone Week kickoff with Alex Iles!


Photo of Alex Iles

On April 16 we will kick off the International Trombone Week with an online gathering led by the incomparable Alex Iles!

Alex will share his warmup routine and discuss trombone fundamentals. We plan to shake the universe with a resonant B-flat we create together from all over the world! Participants will receive a copy of Alex’s warmup during the session.

The session is free, and open for anyone interested; young, old, professionals, students – it does not matter!  The only thing you need to do is to register.

Read all about the session here>>

Announcing the Winning 50-second Fanfare


The composers submitted their entries… and the judges deliberated. It’s official:

The winner of the ITA’s 50-Second Fanfare Composition Contest is… Fanfare for the World!

Congratulations to composer David Miller! David’s exciting new work awaits you. Trombone ensembles are invited to download the parts and share their own recordings with the world.

Let’s celebrate 50 years of the ITA… and 20 years of International Trombone Week… together!

Read more and get your parts here>>