Peter Steiner – interview


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.

ITA members can watch the full 30 minute interview here

April ITA Journal


The April 2020 issue of the ITA Journal has been published online and is now available in the members-only section. For the first time, the Journal is published in a new fresh 4-color format and the design has received a facelift. We hope you will appreciate the upgrades in this new and fresh April issue! Featured in this issue is, among others:

International Trombone Association Awards for 2020
by Dr. L. Brett Baker

Tromboholizm: Poznań Trombone Music Festival
by Karl Hinterbichler

2020 ITA Solo and Ensemble Competitions Results
by Donny Pinson

Ava Ordman: 2018 Neill Humfeld Award Winner
by Chris Shook and Bob Ward

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

Read it here

International Trombone Week 2020


ITW color logoTrombone players marked 2020’s International Trombone Week in style from April 19–30. The focus was on:

  • Staying safe and healthy by creating and sharing online–no gatherings during a pandemic.
  • Playing and listening to music. Lots of it. Generous and talented people who love ITW provided wonderful music for us.
  • Encouraging others. That’s what trombone players do!

Read more about the International Trombone Week here >>

2020 ITA Officers & Board of Advisors Election Results


The 2020 elections for ITA Officers and Board of Advisors closed on March 26 and here are the results. The new terms will begin per July 2020 June and ends at the ITF in 2023. Congratulations to all new Officers and Board of Advisors!

1st Vice President/President Elect
Carol Jarvis

2nd Vice President
Megumi Kanda

Board of Advisors
Brandt Attema, Jessica Buzbee, Randy Hawes, Mark Hetzler, Alex Iles, Christine Purdue Jones, Isabelle Lavoie, Achilles Liarmakopoulos, Eijiro Nakagawa, Donna Parkes, Denson Paul Pollard, Kenneth Thompkins

Full info >>>

ITF 2020 cancelled


Over the past few weeks the concern regarding the worldwide spread of the COVID-19 virus has been growing. The World Health Organization has declared the situation a pandemic, encouraging an aggressive response to the global outbreak. As a result of current worldwide coronavirus situation, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 International Trombone Festival, scheduled for July 2-5, 2020. More information will follow to all event ticket holders and competition finalists as soon as it becomes available. By taking these measures we hope to contribute to preventing the further spread of the COVID-19 virus.

This was not an easy decision, and it obviously has a big impact on our organization. Further updates will be communicated through the websites www.trombone.net and www.trombonefestival.net. Should you have very urgent questions, please contact us at: cancellation@trombone.net.

We will be working to confirm a new date as soon as possible, and information will be posted as it is available. In the meantime, we hope you remain safe and healthy.

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