ITA Student Council

Applications are NOW OPEN for positions on the new ITA Student Council. Be an advocate for your peers and let your voice be heard! The International Trombone Association is starting a Student Council that will serve as a representative body for students around the world to have a voice in the ITA. The Student Council will serve as a platform for students to collaborate with one another and develop shared goals, as well as a means for students to engage with the ITA to bring concerns, needs, and a shared vision for the future to the organization.

Apply today to become a member of the Student Council and help shape the future of the ITA!

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2023 Annual General Meeting

The 2023 ITA Annual General Meeting will be held online and the meeting will be open to ITA members in good standing. The AGM will take place on Zoom on June 11 at 2 PM US Eastern Time/20:00 Central European Time.

A number of 2023 Award winners will be introduced and honored during the meeting.

On June 2, all ITA members eligible to vote will receive a registration link by email. After registering, a link to the meeting will be sent in a separate email.

We hope to see you on June 11!

The ITA Executive Board, Officers and Directors

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

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We are very proud to present Houlding it Together, a brand new and previously unpublished duet album by Chris Houlding, as the latest addition to ITA’s growing music streaming archive!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