Speak Your Mind and Be Heard!


If you’re a trombonist with opinions, ITA wants you! In its efforts to service its membership and the trombone community at large, ITA is conducting a survey. Your voice will inform the future direction of ITA. The basic survey only requires about 10 minutes of your time, and is open to both ITA members and non-members. We appreciate your participation – please visit today:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/77FYHRQ

Thank you for your time!

October ITA Journal


The October 2019 issue of the ITA Journal has been published online and is now available in the members-only section. This issue features, among others:

2019 ITA Solo and Ensemble Competitions Final Round Results
by Donny Pinson

A Bibliography of Solo Compositions Written by Women Composers
by Natalie Mannix

International Trombone Festival 2019
by Taylor Hughey

International Trombone Festival 2019 Youth Workshop
by Sean Reusch

List of Neglected (but Worthwhile) Solo Literature, Volume III
by Karl Hinterbichler

Plus
General News,The President’s Column, Nuggets of Wisdom, Literature, Pedagogy Corner, Literature Reviews, Audio/Video Reviews and much more.

Read it here

2020 ITA Solo and Ensemble Competitions


Boost the level of your playing and help launch your career to the next level by entering the 2020 ITA Solo and Ensemble Competitions!

ITF 2020 Japan logo14 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

2019 Winners Showcase Performers

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

ITA Video Archives additions


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!

Houlding it Together


We are very proud to present Houlding it Together, a brand new and previously unpublished duet album by Chris Houlding, as the latest addition to ITA’s growing music streaming archive!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.

What I’m Watching


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