Georgia 2021: Youth Workshop

The 2021 ITF Youth Workshop

The 2021 International Trombone Festival Youth Workshop (YW) will be an engaging, interactive, and social event held completely online this year. But don’t worry: this is not going to be staring at a Zoom session for hours and hours on end!

This year’s online edition of the YW will feature lots of chances for social interaction using our new online platform Whova: chats, social “hang-out rooms,” and other ways to connect with fellow young trombonists will abound. And our all-star lineup of faculty, clinicians, and ITF Artists have designed presentations and clinics that will give you lots of chances to play trombone, grow, interact, and learn.

Among many exciting exclusive events for the Youth Workshop, we’ll have clinics from Joe Alessi (principal trombone of the NY Philharmonic and professor at Juilliard) and Jennifer Wharton (leader of the jazz trombone ensemble Bonegasm, and top-call player for Broadway in New York City). And, YW participants get twice-daily playing sessions led by our expert faculty who are each well-versed in all things trombone and all things online: Martin McCain (Texas State University professor), Nikki Abissi (New York freelancer and educator), Sean Reusch (San Diego-based educator and performer and operator of, and Nick Finzer (University of North Texas jazz professor, and operator of the Nick Finzer Virtual Studio). And all YW participants will have the option to add on a participation in a mass trombone video produced by the one and only Christopher Bill. Will your video go viral? Well, the 2019 ITF YW video has 8 MILLION VIEWS and counting!

And of course, what is a Trombone Festival without performances? In addition to the exclusive educational content above, YW participants also have access to our full lineup of world-class trombone artists, all of whom will be performing live from Columbus, Georgia. All events will be live-streamed and/or archived on our online platform, and will feature crystal clear audio and video for as real an experience as you can get while still being at home. Performers range from international soloists, salsa all-stars, jazz masters, and top-flight orchestral trombone sections.

For more information on registration and all things Youth Workshop, contact Youth Workshop Director Andrea Van Hof at

Who teaches at the Youth Workshop?

Youth attendees will spend their days working directly with worldclass faculty:

Nicole Abissi
Nick Finzer
Martin McCain
Sean Reusch

And our incredible Youth Workshop Artists!

Joe Alessi
Chris Bill
Jen Wharton 

See you in Columbus!