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
Applications for the ITA Solo & Ensemble Competitions will open on October 1 and close again on December 9, 2022. The finals will be held in Conway, Arkansas in 2022!
Don’t miss the opportunity to participate!
For full info >>
We are proud to annonce a new Trombone Studio Membership category! The Trombone Studio Membership is available to members/students of any University, College, High School or Private Teacher’s trombone studio, allowing signup of studio members for 1-Year Student E-memberships at heavily reduced rates.
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.
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We are very proud to present Houlding it Together, a brand new and previously unpublished duet album by Chris Houlding, as the latest addition to ITA’s growing music streaming archive!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