International Trombone Festival


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ITF 2015

On behalf of the Asociación de Trombonistas Españoles and the Spanish Brass Luur Metalls, ITF would like to welcome you to the newest edition of the International Trombone Festival that will be celebrated for the first time in Spain in the wonderful city of Valencia. The Conservatorio Superior de Música Joaquín Rodrigo is the host site for this year's Festival with Inda Bonet, trombonist of the Spanish Brass, serving as the host.

If you are interested in being a part of the ITF2015, you can do so by submitting a Call for Proposal Form found at Clinic, Workshop, and Research Presentation type proposals (non performance) would be most appreciated.

Also, for those college trombone teachers interested in having their college trombone choir perform at ITF2015, the deadline has been extended. Please submit your Student Ensemble Performance proposal. You can find the form to submit at

ITF 2014 recap

ITF2014 was a celebration of not only the trombone, but the life of John Marcellus. Former students, friends and colleagues of John and trombone enthusiasts from all over the world made their way to Rochester to spend four days immersed in all things trombone.

Festival attendees were able to take advantage of a wide variety of artists performing a wide variety of music in many different genres. The Eastman School of Music, with its Kilbourn Hall and Kodak Theater, was a marvelous venue to hear such great performances.

The Festival also gave everyone the opportunity to visit Exhibitors who showed off the latest hardware (instruments, mouthpieces, mutes, etc.) and software (sheet music).

ITF2014 was the 7th year to include the Jr. ITF. 11 Jr. ITF attendees, from all over the US, were able to hear and learn from the ITF artists up close and personal. They also formed themselves into three ensembles and performed as part of the final concert.

Participant Choirs met on a daily schedule to have the opportunity to perform while at the Festival. These Choirs were also a part of the Final Concert.

The Evening Concerts were a showcase of trombone. Starting with the British Invasion recital, to the Great Lakes Trombone Ensemble, and to the Eastman Jazz Ensemble and the Eastman Wind Ensemble accompanying soloists, the attendees were continually treated with world-class performances.

Late Night Jazz was an exciting event each night of the Festival. Jazz artists and amateur jazz players combined to bring the house down. The Atrium at the Miller Center was a wonderful location for these events. Friday night at Late Night Jazz at the Atrium was also the location of the ITA Jazz Competitions Finals.

It was a marvelous few days, made possible by magnificent facilities, excellent organization, and superb efforts by the artists, hosts, and staff. ITF2015 in Valencia will be a wonderful opportunity to again celebrate the trombone, renew old friendships, and make new friends, all in the great city of Valencia. See you there!


International Trombone Festival (ITF) is the world's largest annual trombone festival. The responsibility for the ITF lays with the International Trombone Festival, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.