July ITA Journal

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

Keith Brown: Renaissance Man
by Douglas Yeo

Beethoven’s Funeral Music
by Andrew Glendening

ITW Retrospective
by Colleen Wheeler

Nikolai Sergeievich Fedoseyev and the Piano Reduction
for Rimsky-Korsakov’s Concerto for Trombone
by Timothy Hutchens

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

Read it here

Get ready to celebrate!

Let’s celebrate! International Trombone Week is here! ITW is officially April 7-14 but we have so much fun that we celebrate all month long. ITW color logo

Simply share the beautiful voice of the trombone with others and you are part of it.

All trombone players and their fans are welcome. Whether you do something small or big—informal or formal—simple or involved, just play your trombone for others during April. Tell us about it and we’ll be delighted to put you on our growing map of trombone gatherings.


International Trombone Festival 2019

The 2019 International Trombone Festival will occur on the campus of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, hosted by BSU Assistant Professor of Trombone Chris Van Hof. Located about 50 miles north of Indianapolis, Muncie is centrally located in the American Midwest and is an easy drive from major cities including Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Nashville, and Cincinnati.

The ITF this year will be among the most diverse lineups yet, consisting of a wide range of musical styles, types of ensembles, and personal backgrounds of Artists. Expect world-class solo performances from Artists including Jörgen van Rijen, David Rejano, Mayumi Shimizu, and Peter Steiner. Enjoy compelling chamber music and jazz ensemble performances from Jennifer Wharton’s Bonegasm, the brass quartet The Westerlies, So Wrong It’s Right, and early music ensemble Incantare. And, being the home state of the great JJ Johnson, we are thrilled to present an homage to JJ during the Friday evening concert featuring soloists Tony Baker, Vince Gardner, Ryan Keberle, and Eliot Mason performing original J&K+6 charts as well as providing their own original takes on Johnson compositions.
This will be four days packed full of world premieres, inspiring teaching, a fantastic exposition hall with all the latest horns, gear, and sheet music, and, of course, trombone fellowship with friends new and old. For more information including registration, visit www.trombonefestival.net

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