International Trombone Week 6-13 April, 2014
Make the world a better place this April. Grab your trombone and celebrate International Trombone Week 2014!
Anyone can join the fun! Trombone players, music educators, friends. Beginners to professionals. Young and old. Secret admirers to passionate advocates. Soloists, duos, trombone quartets, brass quintets, trombone choirs, trombone studios, wind bands and orchestras. Create your own celebration! Organize something local or virtual during the week of April 6 - 13,2014. ITW events have been held in more than a dozen countries and have included Trombone Days, live web streams of performances and masterclasses, premieres of new compositions, recitals, concerts, lectures, summits, symposia videos, podcasts, a radio show . . .and a wedding! Learn more »
April ITA Journal - Free CD Included
In July 2010 Brazil lost in a tragic car accident one of the greatest names of its musical scene, the first-class trombone-star Radegundis Feitosa Nunes. Born in 1962 in Itaporanga, Paraíba state, Radegundis can be said to have definitely changed the world of trombone in his native country, and is increasingly (and rightfully) being seen as a pioneer that paved the way of many younger fellow musicians. The April issue of the ITA Journal will feature a tribute article about Radegundis and a free CD for all ITA members. Make sure your ITA membership is current before April 20 in order to receive this unique publication and CD.
Members-Only Video Section
We are launching a brand new section of the site that will bring high quality videos to members. We are excited to begin bringing you exclusive video content from trombone players and events all around the world. This will be one of the fastest growing areas of the site in the next few years. We will include a variety of video types including lessons, interviews, event summaries, performance videos, and more. Visit the new video section now >>
2014 Competitions Finalists & Winners
A complete list of finalists and winners of the 2014 ITA Solo & Ensemble Competitions has been published. The finals will be held during the International Trombone Festival in Rochester, NY, June 4-7. Congratulations to all finalists! View results »
2014 Election Results
The 2014 Election results for First Vice President (President Elect), Second Vice President and positions on the ITA
Board of Advisors have been announced by the ITA Governance Committee. All positions commence in June 2014 at the ITA Annual General Meeting, June 5, in Rochester, NY. All results »
ITA January 2014 Journal & Archive Online
The International Trombone Association is very pleased to announce the new online archive of the ITA Journal. The online archive is now complete and includes everything from the very first Journal (volume 1) published in 1971 up to the current Journal (volume 40) as well as eight volumes of the ITA Newsletter which was published from 1974-1981. The online archive is available to ITA members in the Members' Section by logging in with your membership password here with iPad/iPhone also supported. Often the online version of the Journal is available before the print edition. Through the new online interface, members can perform keyword searches on individual issues or print pages for their personal use.
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2014 ITA Awards
The International Trombone Association is delighted to announce the 2014 winners of the two annual awards bestowed each year on two individuals who have made outstanding and lasting contributions to the world of trombone performance and education.
The ITA Award, presented each year to an individual who has greatly influenced the field of trombone, is awarded this year to Douglas Yeo. The 2014 Neill Humfeld Award, which recognizes outstanding trombone teaching while honoring the teaching excellence of the late Neill Humfeld, is presented this year to Eric Crees.
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International Trombone Festival 2014 website
The website for the 2014 International Trombone Festival has now been launched. Call for Proposal forms for individuals and college choirs are located under the Apply tab. Deadline Extended; The deadline for getting in the Call for Proposals to present at ITF2014 has been extended. Clinic, Workshop or Research Presentation type proposals would be most appreciated. Also, for those college trombone teachers interested in having their college trombone choir perform at ITF2014, the deadline has been extended. Please submit your Student Ensemble Performance proposal. You can find both forms at http://trombonefestival.net/apply/index.php?festival=2014
ITF 2014 will be held June 4-7 at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, NY. This 43rd annual event will be hosted by John Marcellus and Mark Kellogg. Visit the ITF 2014 site »
2013 21st Century Fund Drive Concludes
In 2007 The International Trombone Association announced that a fund raising effort was being re-established to benefit the activities of the important 21st Century Endowment Fund. This is now to become an annual opportunity to contribute to 21st Century Endowment Fund.
$5,838 + $5,000 matching funds raised. Read more »
New Educator E-membership
The International Trombone Association and International Tuba/Euphonium Association are proud to announce a new Educator E-member membership program in collaboration with our friends at www.banddirector.com. We hope that all educators will be interested in this program and that the resources at our web pages will provide support to you and the students in your program. Our goal is simply to support the best practices in low brass teaching and learning for you and for your students. Read more »
TAPAS (Trombone Artists Playing for Amateurs and Students) is a new initiative of the ITA in this new year of 2013. Every current member of ITA is encouraged to join this world-wide project to promote the vision and mission of the ITA at any concerts, events, master classes and schools that we can, in hopes of spreading the joy of the trombone and our association to many that might not know much about it. Please visit our newly formed TAPAS page on this website and look for an article on TAPAS in the upcoming ITA Journal! Continue reading »
Music Recording Platform
ITA is proud to announce an online music recording platform powered by PureSolo and available to trombone players worldwide. The platform offers over 24,000 studio quality backing tracks with lyrics and sheet music for singers and instrumentalists and opportunity to record yourself on audio and/or video. More than 2,000 backing tracks are currently available for trombone, ranging from classical through modern pop music. The recording application can be used for audio and/or video recording for practise purposes, or simply just for fun. Recorded results can be shared on the PureSolo website, Facebook and Twitter. Continue reading »