ITA Artist Zoom Session: Carol Jarvis


We are extremely excited to host renowned trombonist, arranger and voiceover artist Carol Jarvis on our next ITA Artist Zoom Session, Sunday May 9! We hope you will join the hang. There are going to be lots of interesting topics and opportunity to ask questions.

The Zoom Session with Carol will be on Sunday May 9 at 4 PM US Eastern Time / 21:00 GMT / 22:00 Central European Time.

The Artist Zoom Sessions are free, and open for anyone interested; young, old, professionals, students – it does not matter! The only thing we ask you to do is register so we know you will be joining.

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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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April ITA Journal


The April 2021 issue of the ITA Journal has been published online and is now available in the members-only section. The print copies will mail on April 15 and will soon be underway to our members with print memberships. Featured in the April issue is, among others:

How to be Safe: Aerosol Studies and Trombone Performance
by Benjamin Yates

International Trombone Association Awards for 2021
by Ava Ordman

The Story of a Trombone: by Mrs. Frank M’Carthy commentary
by Douglas Yeo

Slide Lubrication: Friend or Foe?
by John D. Upchurch

2021 ITA Solo and Ensemble Competitions: Preliminary Rounds Results
by Donny Pinson

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.

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International Trombone Week 2021


This is ITW's logo imageInternational Trombone Week’s official dates are April 11–18, 2021… but (per usual) we’ll be celebrating all month long.

Please join us! Everyone is welcome to celebrate, and we’ll be spotlighting some activities.

Read more, and find ideas and free resources, on ITW’s official page.

Peter Steiner – interview


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.

ITA members can watch the full 30 minute interview here

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.

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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.

What I’m Watching


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