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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 2019 program featured a world-class roster of performers and presenters, who traveled from across the globe – Italy, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Venezuela, Japan, England, and the US  – to be a part of this very special week of camaraderie, artistry, learning, and fun.

Looking to get involved? 

Apply to present at the 2021 ITF in Columbus, Georgia!

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on Oct. 01, 2020.  After that date, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, as long as space remains available.

Notice regarding 2020 Presenters and Ensembles: Those who applied and were accepted to the 2020 Festival in Japan will be given priority consideration for 2021.

Notice on limitations presented by the pandemic: The ITF selection committee understands that people around the world are struggling with the challenges of working under quarantine, and that application materials may be limited or unavailable at this time.  If possible, please submit all required materials; however, if some aspects of your application cannot be completed, please submit whatever materials you can feasibly gather at this time.  For example, if a current recording is not possible, an archival recording from within the past two years is acceptable.  You will have the opportunity to explain any missing/incomplete materials on your application.

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 2021 ITF in Columbus, GA (USA). Accepted applications will be scheduled either for a 50-minute live session, or for a Poster Presentation.  Presenters at the ITF generally fall into the following categories: Lecture, Lecture/Recital, Recital, Masterclass.  Topics include (but are not limited to): Pedagogy, Repertoire, Academic Research, and New Music.

To apply as a Presenter, click herePresenter 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 (if applicable), 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

The ITF invites university faculty from around the world to apply to perform in a showcase recital series at the 2021 Festival, focusing on new or emerging repertoire.  Applicants are encouraged to present works that will be of interest to a diverse audience, while keeping an eye on the future of trombone music.  Preference is given to new music and/or 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 hereUniversity 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 AND COMMUNITY ENSEMBLES

The International Trombone Festival invites student ensembles at the university and secondary level and community groups to submit proposals to perform at the 2021 ITF in Columbus, GA (USA). 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: 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 Georgia!

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