Celebrate 50 with a Fanfare!

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Announcing the ITA 50th Anniversary Trombone Fanfare Composition Competition! This competition allows everyone to showcase their trombone writing skills in a unique way.

You are invited to write a 50-second-long trombone fanfare in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the International Trombone Association.

Read more on the information page.

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: https://app.getacceptd.com/ita.

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!

October’s Newsletter published

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Have you read the October newsletter yet? It features The Listening Corner, interesting trombone events, an announcement about our birthday and selected news of interest to our community.

Our newsletter is free to all. Subscribers receive the newsletter first, conveniently delivered via email. Past issues and the subscriber form can be found here:


October ITA Journal

The October 2022 issue of the ITA Journal is now available online in the members-only section. Print copies will mail on October 10 and will reach members with print memberships soon after. Featured in the October issue are, among others:

ITA: Celebrating 50 Years (1972–2022)
by Dr. Irvin L. Wagner

100% Pure Sound—An Interview With ITA Award Recipient Michael Mulcahy
by Greg Strohman

Lillian Briggs, The Trombone-Playing “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll”
by Douglas Yeo

International Trombone Festival 2022—Another Year, Another Huge Success
by Dr. Taylor Hughey

2022 International Trombone Festival Youth Workshop
by Chris Van Hof

ITA 2022 Solo and Ensemble Competitions: Final Round Results
by Donny Pinson

“Trombone Tillie,” a Story About a Girl and Her Trombone
by Douglas Yeo

2022 ITA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Betty Glover
by Jared Gilbert

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