Boost the level of your playing and help launch your career to the next level by entering the 2020 ITA Solo and Ensemble Competitions!
14 categories, including solo, jazz, orchestral, and ensemble competitions
Entry deadline: December 10, 2019
Final rounds to be held at the International Trombone Festival, July 2-5 in Osaka, Japan
All applicants in preliminary and final rounds receive feedback from leading trombonists around the world.
Add your name to the impressive list of ITA competition winners!
For more information, visit the ITA Competitions Homepage
Don’t miss our latest additions to the ITA video archives! For the bass trombone lovers we have added the amazing Gerry Pagano and Friends recital from ITF2017 in Redlands, CA, with a.o. Douglas Yeo as a guest performer.
For the tenor trombone fans, György Gyivicsán’s ITF2018 recital from Iowa City is now available to all ITA members.
Watch the full performances in our video section!
The July 2019 issue of the ITA Journal has been published online and is now available in the members-only section. This issue features, among others:
Keith Brown: Renaissance Man
by Douglas Yeo
Beethoven’s Funeral Music
by Andrew Glendening
by Colleen Wheeler
Nikolai Sergeievich Fedoseyev and the Piano Reduction
for Rimsky-Korsakov’s Concerto for Trombone
by Timothy Hutchens
General News,The President’s Column, Nuggets of Wisdom, Literature, Pedagogy Corner, Literature Reviews, Audio/Video Reviews and much more.
Read it here
Are you curious about what Alex Iles is watching on YouTube? You can find out in our What I’m Watching archives!
Alex Iles, Principal Trombone Long Beach Symphony & freelance recording trombonist, has contributed with five personal and inspiring YouTube videos. We hope you will enjoy it!
Discover Alex’s videos here
The ITA Awards committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 ITA Awards. The awards are voted upon by past presidents and the current ITA advisory committee.
This year’s ITA Award goes to Michael Mulcahy. The ITA Award recognizes the highest level of creative and artistic output in areas such as performance, composition, arranging, teaching, conducting, research and/or service.
The winner of this year’s Neill Humfeld Award was Nathaniel Brickens. The Neill Humfeld Award is given for Excellence in Trombone Teaching recognizes the trombone teaching contributions of the late Neill Humfeld and honors living teachers who have achieved the highest level of excellence in their work.
The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Irvin L. Wagner. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes people who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to the trombone profession over a long career.
The Legacy Circle Award, that recognizes individuals who have made a profound and lasting impact on the evolution of trombone playing, go to Melba Liston, Urbie Green and Bill Watrous.
This years’ Presidents Award chosen by the ITA President Ben van Dijk is awarded to bass trombonist Bill Reichenbach.
A new award for 2019 is the Kenneth Hanlon Award, which will go to Steve Wolfinbarger.
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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We are proud to present the first video in a series of posts from past International Trombone Festivals. First out is Mark Nightingale’s rendition of ‘Laura’ performed at the 2015 International Trombone festival in Valencia, Spain.
Watch the video here!
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.
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
We are delighted to offer an exclusive and free 6-month trial ITA membership for all pBone users.
You’ll be able to browse all current and past issues of the world’s leading trombone magazine, the ITA Journal, filled with interesting articles of famous trombonists from across the globe, as well as the art of trombone playing at all levels. You will also be able to listen to our latest music streaming project with East Meets West Trombones conducted by Jay Friedman, as described below on our timeline. Plus much more!
To claim the discount code for your free trial membership, please visit: http://pbone.co.uk/free-ita-membership/
The trial membership is for e-membership only and does not include registration discount for the annual International Trombone Festival or the ITA Solo & Ensemble Competition, inclusion in any CD/DVD project mailing, and voting rights in any ITA nomination or election process. Only applicable once per person. Existing ITA members are ineligible.