The April 2021 issue of the ITA Journal has been published online and is now available in the members-only section. The print copies will mail on April 15 and will soon be underway to our members with print memberships. Featured in the April issue is, among others:
How to be Safe: Aerosol Studies and Trombone Performance
by Benjamin Yates
International Trombone Association Awards for 2021
by Ava Ordman
The Story of a Trombone: by Mrs. Frank M’Carthy commentary
by Douglas Yeo
Slide Lubrication: Friend or Foe?
by John D. Upchurch
2021 ITA Solo and Ensemble Competitions: Preliminary Rounds Results
by Donny Pinson
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
International Trombone Week’s official dates are April 11–18, 2021… but (per usual) we’ll be celebrating all month long.
Please join us! Everyone is welcome to celebrate, and we’ll be spotlighting some activities.
Read more, and find ideas and free resources, on ITW’s official page.
We are extremely excited to host renowned trombonist, composer, conductor and arranger Wycliffe Gordon on our next ITA Artist Zoom Session, Sunday April 11!
We hope you will join the hang. The only thing you need to do is to register before participating.
The Zoom Session with Wycliffe will be on Sunday April 11 at 4 PM US Eastern Time / 22:00 Central European Time.
The Artist Zoom Sessions are free, and open for anyone interested; young, old, professionals, students – it does not matter! The only thing we ask you to do is register so we know you will be joining.
Find out how to register>>
…the recording of the Aubrey Logan Zoom Session has been added to the already published New York Philharmonic Low Brass Reunion and London Symphony Trombone Section Reunion recordings in our video section.
Watch the videos
What is Christine Purdue Jones – Master Sergeant, United States Air Force Band – watching? Find out which YouTube videos inspire Christine by visiting our What I’m Watching page!
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
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.
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