Japan 2020 Presenters

The International Trombone Festival is excited to announce that the following artists, teachers, and ensembles have been selected to present at the 2020 Festival in Osaka, Japan.  These outstanding trombonists, who represent countries around the world, were selected from a competitive application process, and bring to the Festival a wide array of perspectives and experiences.  Incredible presenters are a part of what makes the ITF special, and we are looking forward to welcoming these wonderful performances and lectures in 2020!

Qu4tre à 4 (France) 
Christian Bogaert
Nicolas LapierrePhilippe LorthiosLaurent Queva 

Performance – Chamber Music
: Qu4tre à 4 


Qu4tre à 4

Duo Veloce (USA)
Justin Cook & Jason Hausback, with guest, Tony Baker
University of Central Arkansas, Missouri State, and University of North Texas
Performance  Classical, Chamber Music, New Music: Duo Veloce  


Jason Hausback

Justin Cook

Justin Cook

 Trombones de Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
Leonel Rodriguez, Cesar Fumero, Luis Fred, Martin Bonilla
Performance  Classical, New Music: Latin American Journey 

Trombones de Costa Rica

Trombones de Costa Rica

Ohio Trombone Consortium (USA)
Lucas BorgesOhio University; Gretchen McNamaraWright State University; Brittany LaschBowling Green University; Elisabeth ShaferUniversity of Akron; Timothy AndersonCincinnati Conservatory of Music; Anthony WeikelOtterbein University; Lucas KasparMuskingum University; Chad ArnowUniversity of Dayton; Sterling TannerOhio State University; John GruberOberlin Conservatory; David MitchellKent State University; Andrew Mitchell, Youngstown University
Performance  Classical, Chamber Music: Ohio Trombone Consortium  

 Trombone Section of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra (Serbia)
Richard Wheeler, Justin Croushore, Igor Rankovic
Research, Performance – Classical, Orchestral, Chamber Music: Follow Beethoven – An Exploration of Ludwig van Beethoven’s symphonic writing for trombone and it’s influence on the modern use of the trombone in orchestral and chamber music settings

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Richard Wheeler, Justin Croushore, and Igor Rankovic

 Seth Weaver (USA)
New York Feelance Musician
Pedagogical: Integrating Trombone into Celtic Music 

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Seth Weaver

Lauren Rudzinskas & Jeff Dunn (USA)
Mansfield University; Texas Trombone Institute
Publicity/Social Media: The Recruitment Reality: Successful Techniques from Administrators
Funding/Grants, Publicity/Social MediaManaging Musical Endeavors 

3Basso (USA)
Dr. Lucas BorgesDr. Joseph Brown, & Dr. Jason Smith (Tuba), Ohio University
Performance – Classical, Chamber Music, New Music: 3Basso Music for Low Brass  



The Leon Brothers Experiment (Mexico-Venezuela)
Branimir Leon, Jalisco Philharmonic & Jose Leon, Orquesta Sinfonica
Sinaloa De Las Artes
Performance  ClassicalJazz, Commercial, Solo, Chamber Music, New Music: The Leon Brothers Experiment CD

Leon Brothers

The Leon Brothers Experiment

 Jeremy Wilson (USA)
Vanderbilt University
Performance  Classical, Solo, Chamber Music, New Music: Perspectives: New Works for Trombone
Pedagogical: Body, Mind, Spirit: A Holistic Approach to Practice and Performance 

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Jeremy Wilson, Vanderbilt University

So Wrong It’s Right Trombone Quartet (USA)
Dave Taylor- Bass trombone-Felix Del Tredici, Bass Trombone – David Whitwell, double valve tenor trombone Kalun Leung, Augmented Tenor Trombone
Performance – Chamber MusicNew Music: So Wrong It’s Right Trombone Quartet 

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So Wrong, It’s Right

 Austin Seybert & Ben Carrasquillo (USA)
Northern Kentucky University and the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Pedagogical: The Creative Listener: Strategies to include Audiation and Improvisation into your Applied Lessons 


Austin Seybert

Kirsten Lies-Warfield (USA)
National Solo Competition Administrator (former)US Army Band, retired
Technical/Equipment, Recording/Media: Making the Most of Personal Recording Technologies
Performance  Classical, Jazz, Commercial, SoloNew Music: Kirsten Lies-Warfield, Recital 

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Kirsten Lies-Warfield

Ryan Keberle (USA)
Hunter College, City University of New York
Pedagogical, Performance  ClassicalJazz, Commercial, Solo, Chamber Music, New Music: Harnessing the power of Improvisation on the trombone 


Ryan Keberle

Ryan Keberle and Catharsis Japan Edition (USA)
Miki Hirose, Kaoru Azuma
Performance – Jazz: Ryan Keberle and Catharsis Japan Edition 

Triskelion Trio (USA)
Dr. John S. NeurohrCentral Washington University
Dr. Jason M. Johnston, hornCatherine Anderson, pianoUniversity of Idaho
Performance – Chamber Music: Boutique Concert: Presenting New Works for Horn, Trombone and Piano 

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Dr. Benjamin Marks (Australia)
Griffith University
ResearchComposing music for Outdoor Environments: A trombonist’s perspective 


Dr. Benjamin Marks, Griffith University

Nick Finzer (USA)
University of North Texas
Publicity/Social Media: Create, Connect, Repeat! Social Media Strategy for the 21st Century Artist 


Nick Finzer, University of North Texas

Dr. Jeannie Little (USA)
Montana State University
Research/Pedagogical: What, How, and Why!  Developing Critical Thinking Skills for More Effective Practice and Performance 


Dr. Jeannie Little, Montana State

 Steve Dillon (USA)
Dillon MusicDillon Music
Research/Pedagogy: The Music of Arthur Pryor 


Steve Dillon, Dillon Music

 See you in Osaka!