About ITA

What is the International Trombone Association?
The International Trombone Association is the largest association of trombonists with 4,000 members from 69 countries. Formed in 1972, ITA is a registered non-profit organization and our mission is to promote the trombone and all trombone-related activities across the world.

What does the International Trombone Association do?
ITA undertakes numerous activities to further its mission:

  • producing the quarterly magazine, ITA Journal
  • presenting the annual International Trombone Festival - the world’s largest trombone festival
  • organizing the ITA Solo & Ensemble Competitions and Composition Contest Competition
  • endowing the ITA Award and Neill Humfeld Award
  • publishing trombone sheet music through the ITA Press
  • commissioning new trombone music from eminent composers
  • managing the Assist an International Member membership sponsorship program
  • publishing the ITA website: www.trombone.net
  • promoting the Trombone through the annual International Trombone Week

Why should I join?

ITA Journal
This handsome 80-page magazine, published quarterly, is the definitive and only publication of its kind for trombone professionals and enthusiasts. Reflecting the diversity of the trombone, it includes orchestral excerpt articles from the world's leading performers, interviews and features with international trombone soloists and teachers, Dr. Edward Wolff and his column addressing medical issues associated with trombone playing, reviews of the latest trombone CD and sheet music releases, research articles, news, job announcements, etc. ITA members receive the ITA Journal free with their membership.

Past Articles Now Online

International Trombone Festival
The International Trombone Festival (ITF) is taking place annually across the world. Past locations have included the United States, England, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, & Finland. Attracting over 1000 people including performers, exhibitors and delegates, ITF represents the finest in trombone performance and pedagogy. Artists are represented in all fields and from all countries. Sessions include mass trombone warm-ups, recitals, clinics, masterclasses, concerts, Q&A sessions, late night jazz, trombone exhibits, and the opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones. As an ITA member, you'll receive a discount off registration rates and priority booking information.

See photos, sound and videoclips of past festivals at www.trombone.net/festival

Discounted Musical Instrument Insurance
ITA has teamed up with Clarion Insurance to offer our members a 40& discount on instrument insurance. The policy includes world-wide coverage, business interruption, replacement instruments, inflation guard, a 24 claim help-line and has been specifically designed to cover those eventualities not normally protected on household policies.

Recordings Database
A database of over 900 trombone recordings is available just for members in our members area. You can search by composer, title or artist - ideal for teachers and students looking to expand their knowledge of the repertoire.

Coupon Books, CDs, Special Offers
As an ITA member, you are able to take advantage of numerous special offers. These have included two free CDs by Alain Trudel and Joe Alessi, a coupon book offering discounts at fifteen of the world's leading trombone retailers and distributors, a discount off the CD-Rom "Pioneers in Brass", etc. Special offers and discounts are being constantly updated and currently include excluisive offers at the Brass Herald, Yale University Press, Alamo, National and Hertz Car Rental Agencies.

Ask the Experts
Ask the Experts is a new online forum where members can put questions on the trombone and trombone-related matters to our resident panel of experts including some of the finest and most respected names in trombone performance and pedagogy.

ITA Website
The ITA website is one of the leading trombone sites on the net and receives over 1,000,000 unique visitors each year. It contains information on all the association's activities and also the very latest in trombone news, events, jobs, auditions, etc. The Members Only section gives access to past articles, online membership directory, Ask the Experts forum, etc.

Membership Rates from September 1, 2011:

Students (One Year) USD $35
Students (One Year, Online Journal Only/No Paper) USD $25
65+ (One Year) USD $43
65+ (One Year, Online Journal Only/No Paper) USD $35
Regular (One Year) USD $50
Regular (One Year, Online Journal Only/No Paper) USD $42
Regular (Two Years) USD $95
Regular (Three Years) USD $128
Subscription for Libraries (One Year) USD $50
Donor (One Year) USD $160
Patron (One Year) USD $270
Lifetime Membership USD $950


How do I join?
Thanks to our Membership Management System, you can join today and immediately start enjoying the benefits of membership.

Please go to www.trombone.net/registration.