Call for Nominations: International Womens Trombone Choir

Call for nominations: University and college level teachers are invited to nominate pre-professional, female-identifying students for the ITF Women’s Trombone Choir Mentorship Program.

The ITF Women’s Trombone Choir (WTC) is an ensemble comprised of top professional female trombonists from around the United States. The mission of this ensemble is to bring awareness to female trombonists worldwide, to provide an opportunity for female trombonists to network with each other, to showcase female composers of trombone choir music, and to provide mentorship to the next generation of female trombonists.

At left: Julia Broome-Robinson, WTC member and recent DMA graduate from Arizona State University

To support our mission, the WTC invites pre-professional trombonists to be a part of a live mentorship program.

THE PROGRAM

Students selected for the Mentorship Program will be invited to rehearse and perform with the WTC at the 2021 ITF (July 14-17 in Columbus, GA), and participate in exclusive WTC master classes or networking opportunities. Mentees will be required to travel to the ITF, and register at the student rate (see http://www.trombonefestival.net for more information). The ITF does not provide travel assistance, housing, or other financial support for students in this program.

At right: Natalie Mannix, Professor of Trombone, University of North Texas, and WTC member.

Students selected for the Mentorship Program will be invited to rehearse and perform with the WTC at the 2021 ITF (July 14-17 in Columbus, GA), and participate in exclusive WTC master classes or networking opportunities. Mentees will be required to travel to the ITF, and register at the student rate (see http://www.trombonefestival.net for more information). The ITF does not provide travel assistance, housing, or other financial support for students in this program.

At left: Dr. Jeannie Little, Professor of Trombone, Montana State University, and WTC member

Students nominated for the WTC Mentorship Program should be:

-Enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate music program as a music major (or in a field related to music/trombone performance, pedagogy, or arts administration)
-Intending to pursue a career as a trombonist, or in a field related to the trombone
-Excellent students, both academically and musically
-At a level of development where direct mentorship would be beneficial
-Currently taking applied lessons with a university or college level teacher
-Between the ages of 18-25

NOMINATIONS

University and college teachers: To make a nomination, please first confirm that the student is available to participate. The following materials are required for the application:

-Nominee name, email, cell phone, mailing address, school, level in school, name of intended degree (as well as any earned degrees).
-A short statement (100 words), explaining why you feel this student would benefit from this program.
-A sample recording (audio or video) of the student (either alone or accompanied) performing repertoire which showcases their current abilities and strengths.

COVID-19

It is our hope that we can invite selected mentees to participate in this program in person; however, should local or national health guidelines require that we limit or prohibit in-person attendance, the WTC Mentorship Program will move to an online format.

Access the application here.

Please submit applications by April 1 April 15. If space allows, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, after that date.

Questions? Email Karen Marston at kmarston@trombonefestival.net