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