…here is the recording of the first ITA Artist Zoom Sessions featuring the one and only Christian Lindberg, talking about his career and experiences, and giving tips to fellow trombone players. We hope you will enjoy it!
The January 2021 issue of the ITA Journal has been published online and is now available in the members-only section. The print copies are underway to our members with print memberships. Featured in this issue is, among others:
Considering Purchasing a Used Trombone?
by John Upchurch
Megumi Kanda – Amazing Grace
by Douglas Yeo
Sixty Years of Trombone
by Jacques Mauger
2021 International Trombone Festival
by Justin Cook and Karen Marston
General News,The President’s Column, Orchestral Sectional, Wellness Note, Perspectives on Longevity, Nuggets of Wisdom, Pedagogy Corner, Audio/Video/Literature Reviews and much more.
In December, the first in a series of seven Artist Zoom Sessions was hosted by the International Trombone Association with Christian Lindberg as honored guest! For the second Artist Zoom session scheduled for January 10, we are extremely honored and excited to host a New York Philharmonic Low Brass Section Reunion! There is going to be a lot of historical information, low brass talk and opportunity to ask questions, so we hope you will join us!
The New York Philharmonic Low Brass Section Reunion will be on Sunday January 10 at 4 PM US Eastern Time / 22:00 Central European Time / 6 AM Japanese Standard Time.
The Artist Zoom Sessions are free, and open for anyone interested; young, old, professionals, students – it does not matter!
We hope you look as much forward to January 10 as we do!
The International Trombone Association would like to wish all members and trombone enthusiasts worldwide Happy Holidays! A special thanks goes out to Massimo Pirone who has allowed us to share his Christmas album Christmas in Bones with everyone of you. Enjoy Massimo’s arrangements and playing on 24 Christmas tracks, and above all, stay safe, healthy and enjoy the upcoming Holidays!
What is Christine Purdue Jones – Master Sergeant, United States Air Force Band – watching? Find out which YouTube videos inspire Christine by visiting our What I’m Watching page!
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.
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.
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.”
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!
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.