Wondering who will be performing, presenting, and otherwise tromboning at the 2019 International Trombone Festival? 

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Sursa Performance Hall

In addition to outstanding student ensembles, university faculty recitals, and presentations on every topic imaginable, the ITF is the premiere stage for top trombone artists worldwide.  Our incredible 2019 roster represents a diverse group of premiere trombonists, specializing in everything from orchestral to jazz, and genre-bending chamber music to salsa! 

The ITF is the one stage where you can hear it all!

Join us for the biggest trombone gathering ever, July 10-13, 2019, at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. 

Click each category below, to learn more about this year’s program:

Evening Concerts

Solo Recitals



Early Music


David Rejano, Principal Trombone, LA Philharmonic

Jorgen van Rijen, Principal Trombone, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Kenneth Tompkins, Principal Trombone, Detroit Symphony

Gordon Wolfe, Associate Principal Trombone, Toronto Symphony

Vanessa Fralick, Associate Principal Trombone, Toronto Symphony

Elliot Mason, New York Freelance Artist/Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Vince Gardner, New York Freelance Artist/Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Ryan Keberle, New York Freelance Artist

Tony Baker, Professor of Trombone, University of North Texas

Jim Nova, Second Trombone, Pittsburgh Symphony

Pedro Carrero, Principal Trombone, Orquesta Sinfonica de Simon Bolivar (Venezuela)

Sebastian Cifuentes, Bass Trombone, Orquesta Nacional de Colombia

Avenicio Nunez and the trombone section from la Orquesta Roberto Delgado (Panama)

Jennifer Wharton and Bonegasm, featuring John Fedchock, Nate Mayland, and Alan Ferber

Mark Hetzler and Mr. Chair

George Curran, Bass Trombone, New York Philharmonic

Nate Zgonc, Acting Principal Trombone, Atlanta Symphony

Yu Tamaki, Inernational Soloist, from Japan

Liza Malamut, Early Music Specialist

Mayumi Shimizu, Principal Trombone, Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra

Ricardo Molla, international Soloist, from Spain

Peter Steiner, International Soloist

David Taylor and Daniel Schnyder: Art of the Duo

So Wrong It’s Right, with Dave Taylor, David Wjitwell, Leung Kalun, and Felix Del Tredici

The Westerlies

The Indianapolis Symphony Low Brass


Mark Kellogg, Director of the Cramer Choir

and Youth Workshop faculty

Timothy Riordan, the Merit School (Chicago)

Sean Reusch,

Oscar Diaz, Professor of Trombone, Texas A&M University Kingsville

Freddie Mendoza, Jazz Faculty, Ball State University

AND, of course….Chris Bill, of THE INTERNET!

See you in Muncie!