Arkansas 2022: Artists!

The ITF host and staff are honored and excited to announce the artist line-up for 2022! We are beyond thrilled to welcome this diverse and illustrious cast of premiere artists from around the world, to our upcoming event in Conway, Arkansas. We truly believe this will be the best ITF yet! We look forward to sharing more about these incredible musicians in the coming months, but for now, take a look at this amazing roster of world-class talent!

International Trombone Festival, Conway, Arkansas (USA)
July 13-16, 2022
ARTISTS

Pete Ellefson
Professor of Trombone, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (USA)


Brittany Lasch
Principal Trombone, Michigan Opera Theater; Assistant Professor of Trombone, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH (USA)


Jen Krupa
Music Director, United States Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble, Washington D.C. (USA)


Obeed Rodriguez
Bass Trombone, Chilean National Symphony Orchestra


Martin McCain
Professor of Trombone, Texas State University


Alexsey Lobikov
Principal Trombone, St. Petersburg State Capella; Solo Trombone,  Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra (Russia); First Prize Winner, 2019 International Tchaikovsky Competition


Martin Schippers
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (The Netherlands)


Brian Hecht
Utility Trombone, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas, TX (USA)


Katy Jones
Principal Trombone, Hallé Orchestra (England)


Yu Tamaki Hoso
International Soloist (Japan)


Nick Finzer
Assistant Professor of Jazz Trombone, University of North Texas, Denton, TX (USA)


Marlena Skoczylas
Principal trombone, Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra and Częstochowa Philharmonic (Czech Republic)


Rafael Rocha
International Jazz Artist (Brazil)


Steve Davis
International Jazz Artist (USA)


Robinson Khoury
International Jazz Artist (France)


Mayerlin Carrero
Salsa Artist; Member of the house band for the program,”Enamorandonos,” Univision, Miami, FL (USA)


Tony Baker
Professor of Trombone, University of North Texas, Denton, TX (USA)


Darren McHenry
Bass Trombone, Dallas Symphony (USA)


Chris Oliver
Second Trombone, Dallas Symphony (USA)


Barry Hearn
Principal Trombone, Dallas Symphony (USA)


Director of the Cramer Choir

John Drew
Professor of Trombone, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (USA)


Youth Workshop Faculty

Amy Bowers
Freelance performer and Studio Teacher, Los Angeles, CA (USA)

Marte Kennedy
Studio Teacher, Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
(USA)

Noel Wallace
Freelance performer and Studio Teacher, Dallas, TX (USA)

Oscar Diaz
Professor of Trombone, Texas A&M Univesity, Kingsville (USA)

Lucas Borges
Professor of Trombone, Ohio University (USA)

Joseph Jefferson
Professor of Trombone, Southeast Missouri State University (USA)


Featured Ensembles

Boston Brass
International chamber music artists, based in Boston, MA (USA)

Lantana Trio
Faculty Brass Chamber Ensemble, University of North Texas, Denton, TX (USA)

Fountain City Brass Band
30-piece Brass and Percussion Ensemble, Directed by Dr. Joseph Parisi; Based in Kansas City, MO (USA)


See you in Conway!