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Call for Proposals

Annually, the International Trombone Festival features more artists, pedagogues, student groups, researchers, and trombone-related events than any other festival in the world. The 2018 program featured a world-class roster of performers and presenters, who traveled from across the globe – Mexico, France, Brazil, Hungary, Switzerland, England, Canada, and all across the United States – to be a part of this very special week of camaraderie, artistry, learning, and fun.

Looking to get involved? 

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Derek Molacek discusses his research on Ska and Punk Trombonists of the 1990’s at the 2018 International Trombone Festival at the University of Iowa. Credit: Kai Plews

Apply for the 2019 ITF at Ball State University, in Muncie, Indiana

Application Deadline: October 1, 2018 (qualified applicants may be reviewed after that date, provided space is available)

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Dr. Christopher Buckholtz, University of New Mexico, performs on the Faculty Recital Series at the 2018 International Trombone Festival at the University of Iowa. Credit: Kai Plews

PRESENTERS

The International Trombone Festival invites artists, ensembles, pedagogues, researchers, and other trombone/brass- related individuals or organizations to submit proposals to present at the 2019 ITF at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Accepted applications will be scheduled either for a 50-minute live session, or for a Poster Presentation.

To apply as a Presenter, click here2019 ITF Presenter Application.

In order to apply, you will need information about your planned presentation, including a title, a short abstract (250 words), a biography of you or your performing ensemble, sample research (if applicable), a representative recording (no longer than 5 minutes), and a general description of any special set-up requests.  Optionally, you can also include a publicity photo.  

UNIVERSITY FACULTY SHOWCASE

Building on the success and popularity of the 2018 University Faculty Showcase, the 2019 International Trombone Festival will feature university faculty in a series of daily recitals focusing on new music, and/or innovative programming. The ITF invites university faculty from around the world to apply. Instrumentation and/or performance format is open, and applicants are encouraged to explore innovation, creativity, and/or a variety of styles. Preference is given to new or emerging music and premieres, but established repertoire that has not yet gained worldwide recognition is also welcomed. Performances should be between 5-15 minutes in length, and trombone (played by the applicant) should be a featured member of the ensemble.

To apply for the University Faculty Showcase, click here2019 ITF University Faculty Showcase Application

In order to apply, you will need information about your planned presentation, including the name and composer of the work you would like to perform, a short description of the work/performance (150-200 words), your biography (200 words), past performance programs, a representative recording (no longer than 5 minutes; if you do not have a recording of the piece you intend to perform, please submit a recording of a similar work), and a general description of any special set-up requests.  Optionally, you can also include a publicity photo.  

STUDENT ENSEMBLES

The International Trombone Festival invites student ensembles at the university and secondary level and community groups to submit proposals to perform at the 2019 ITF at Ball State University. Accepted ensembles will be scheduled for a 20 minute time slot as an opening performance for a Festival artist, or a 30 minute showcase performance in an alternative festival venue. Trombone choirs, mixed brass, or other ensembles featuring trombonists, are invited to apply.

To apply as a student ensemble, click here: 2019 ITF Student Ensemble Application

In order to apply, you will need information about your planned presentation, including a short description of the work/performance (150-200 words), copies of recent concert programs, and/or provide a proposed repertoire list for your ITF performance, a short biography of the ensemble director, and/or a short history of the ensemble, sample recordings or videos (no more than 5 minutes in length) of recent performances (or rehearsals, if applicable) demonstrating the type of repertoire that will be performed on your program, and a general description of any special set-up requests.  Optionally, you can also include a publicity photo. 

See you in Muncie!

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