Arkansas 2022: Apply

Call for Proposals

Please note: As with ITF 2021, we anticipate that proof of current vaccination against COVID-19 will be required for anyone attending, presenting, exhibiting, or performing at the Festival in 2022.  Please plan accordingly.

Annually, the International Trombone Festival features more artists, pedagogues, student groups, researchers, and trombone-related events than any other trombone event in the world.

Looking to get involved? 

Apply to present at the 2022 ITF in Conway, Arkansas!

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 2022 ITF in Conway, Arkansas (USA). Accepted applications will be scheduled either for a 50-minute live session, or 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 here: Call for Proposals

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.  

Review of applications will begin on Oct. 1, 2021. Highly qualified applicants may be considered after that date, provided that space is available.

PERFORMING ARTIST SHOWCASE

The ITF invites performing artists from around the world to apply to perform in one of four showcase recitals, to be held at the 2022 Festival.  The Performing Artist Showcase is open to professional trombonists, working in a range of fields, including (but not limited to) private or university teaching, orchestral, solo, or chamber music performances, and/or freelancing.  Applicants are encouraged to present works that will be of interest to a diverse audience.  Preference is given to new music and/or emerging works, 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 featured, either as a soloists, or as a significant/focal member of a larger group.

To apply for the University Faculty Showcase, click here: Performing Artist 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), resume, 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.  

Review of applications will begin on Oct. 1, 2021. Highly qualified applicants may be considered after that date, provided that space is available.

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 2022 ITF at the University of Central Arkansas. 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: Student and Community Ensembles 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. 

The application deadline is Oct. 15, 2022; however, highly qualified applicants may be considered after that date, provided that space is available.

See you in Arkansas!