The January 2023 issue of the ITA Journal is now available online in the members-only section. Print copies mailed end of December. Featured in the January issue are, among others:
2022 IWBC Event Wrap-Up
by Dr. Amy Cherry
by Colleen Wheeler
Cyclic Journey (Marshall Gilkes)
by Chris van Hof
Lift Every Voice Choir
by Dr. Emmett C. Goods
Pioneering Champion of Trombone (Dorothy Ziegler)
by Douglas Yeo
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.
On Sunday December 11, 4 PM US Eastern Time (22:00 CET) we will celebrate ITA’s 50th anniversary with a Zoom session looking back on the early years of ITA. When and how did ITA start? And how has the organization developed into what it is today? The first ITA President Tom Everett will tell us about the early years, Stuart Dempster will discuss the various commissions he inspired. Other guests will be Joe Alessi, Irvin L Wagner, Ruben Carughi, Phil Wilson and many more. Come, join us! Full information >>
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.
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.
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