2019 Applications and Proposals

Presenter

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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

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

Please note the following policies:

• ITF Presenters receive a 10% discount on Festival fees; however, no financial support for housing, meals, travel, or other ITF-related expenses is provided. ITF Presenters are encouraged to attend and take advantage of the full Festival schedule; however, at minimum, Presenters must register for the day of their designated presentation.

• ITF Presenters must be active members of the International Trombone Association. In cases where presentation includes non-trombone players, or large numbers of students, the director or lead contact must be an active ITA member.

• ITF Presenters must attend the Festival on a Presenter’s Badge. Presenters desiring to attend using an Exhibitor’s badge must request approval from the Festival Director.

• The ITF can provide live Presenters with standard equipment, such as a projector, computer, speakers, and a screen. The ITF can provide Poster Presenters with foam core board (standard sizes only) and an easel. Special equipment requests, such as free-standing screens, additional monitors, lighting, or other multi-media equipment, will be accommodated where possible, at the discretion of the Festival Manager. For specific questions, please contact Justin Cook at jcook@uca.edu. Please note: ALL equipment and facility requests must be made IN ADVANCE of the Festival, according to posted deadlines.

Presenter Application 

 

University Faculty Showcase
Recital Series

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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

Building on the success and popularity of the 2018 University Faculty Showcase, the 2019 International Trombone Festival will feature university faculty in showcase 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.

Please note the following policies:
• ITF Presenters receive a 10% discount on Festival fees; however, no financial support for housing, meals, travel, or other ITF-related expenses is provided.

• ITF Presenters must be active members of the International Trombone Association. In cases where presentation includes non-trombone players, or large numbers of students, the director or lead contact must be an active ITA member.

• Non-trombonists who are assisting in performances, and will not attend any Festival events, do not have to register for the Festival. and will be given a guest badge upon arrival. Non-trombonists wishing to attend events are required to register at the non-trombonist rate.

• ITF Presenters must attend the Festival on a Presenter’s Badge. Presenters desiring to attend using an Exhibitor’s badge must request approval from the Festival Director.

• The ITF will provide performing ensembles with chairs, stands, sound reinforcement, audio engineering services, and standard instruments, such as concert percussion and/or a drum set. Additional performance requests, such as video, specific lighting needs, staging (outside of a typical concert setting), or other issues will be accommodated where possible, at the discretion of the Festival Manager. For specific questions, please contact Justin Cook at jcook@uca.edu.

University Faculty Showcase Recital Series Application

 

Student and Community Ensemble Performance Application

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2018 ITF host, Jonathan Allen, leads the University of Iowa Trombone Choir at the 2018 International Trombone Festival Grand Opening. Credit: Kai Plews

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.

Please note the following policies:
• Student and community ensembles and their directors receive a 10% discount on individual festival fees; however, no financial support for housing, meals, travel, or other ITF-related expenses is provided.

•All members of the performing ensembles must be active members of the International Trombone Association.

• Ensemble Directors must attend the Festival on a Director’s badge (10% discount, as listed above). Directors desiring to attend using an Exhibitor’s badge must request approval from the Festival Director.

• We encourage student performers to attend and take advantage of the full Festival schedule. At minimum, student performers are required to register for the day of their designated performance.

• The ITF will provide performing ensembles with chairs, stands, sound reinforcement, audio engineering services, and standard instruments, such as concert percussion and/or a drum set. Additional performance requests, such as video, specific lighting needs, staging (outside of a typical concert setting), or other issues will be accommodated where possible, at the discretion of the Festival Manager. For specific questions, please contact Justin Cook at jcook@uca.edu.

Student and Community Trombone Ensemble Performance Application