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>>

2023 Officers & Board of Advisors Election results

Voting on the ballot for the 2023-2026 ITA Officers and Board of Advisors is now closed and results have been tabulated. The ITA Standing Committee on Governance is honored to report to you the elected 2023-2026 ITA Officers and Board of Advisors. The three-year term for the below slate of officers and advisors will start at the next ITA Annual General Meeting in summer July 2023.

Thank you to our current Officers and Board of Advisors for their leadership and contributions to the Association for the past 3 years. Also, thank you to each of the candidates that appeared on the ballot and were willing to serve if elected.

View all results here >>

ITA Journal Associate Jazz Editor vacancy

We are seeking a passionate Associate Jazz Editor (m/f/d) to manage and grow the Jazz-oriented content of our beautiful International Trombone Association Journal. The Associate Jazz Editor will be assisting and advising the ITA Journal managing editor in developing the regular inclusion of jazz-oriented articles in the ITA Journal. The Associate Jazz Editor wil also expand the scope and variety of articles related to jazz and other, nonclassical, trombone-oriented articles.

Learn more about the work, requirements and how to apply here.

2023 elections are coming up!

Elections for ITA Officers and Board of Advisors will be held in 2023 and voting will be open to ITA members in good standing starting March 1 and closing March 25.

For full information about the process please visit:

The 2023 ballot can be downloaded here.

Please take the time to cast your vote and have your say in who lead and represent our organization!

January ITA Journal

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

Wilderness Music
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

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

Zoom: 50th Anniversary of ITA

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 >>

2023 ITA Solo & Ensemble Competitions: registration open

Applications for the 2023 ITA Solo and Ensemble Competitions are now accepted through December 8, 2022. Applications should be submitted at:

For full submission instructions, rules and information, please visit the competitions pages.

The 2023 competition finals will be held during the International Trombone Festival, July 12-15, 2023 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, USA. We hope to see you there!

ITA Awards 2022

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.

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