The International Trombone Festival is an annual, multi-day event featuring all things trombone, and trombone related. Artists, teachers, students, professionals, industry leaders, and hobbyists gather annually to celebrate and explore the many facets and styles of trombone playing, teaching, and making.
The location of the ITF moves around the world on an annual basis, with Festivals in the US, and beyond. For updates on current and future Fesitval locations, be sure to follow us on social media!
Annual ITF programs include invited guest performers and pedagogues (Arists), lecturers and performers from around the world (Presenters), selected through a competitive application process, ITA competition finalists, top student ensembles, and a diverse array of exhibitors, representing the cutting edge of trombone repretoire, recordings, instrument technology, and accessories.
During US Festivals, the ITF is also home to the YOUTH WORKSHOP, a special program for developing trombonists, ages 12-17, and the COMPOSERS WORKSHOP, which supports new music for the trombone.
Festival Host, Dr. Andrew Glendenning welcomes attendees to the 2017 ITF at the University of Redlands.
The California Collegiate Honors Choir, comprised of university students from across the Southern California region, performs for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2018 ITF, at the University of Redlands.
The ITF features exhibitors from around the world. Attendees have the opportunity to explore a one-of-a-kind collection of trombones, mouthpieces, accessories, cases, recordings, gig bags, sheet music, and more.
At the ITF, you’ll see world class artists from premiere orchestras, chamber groups, and big bands, as well as internationally known solo artists, jazz virtuosi, university professors, and more. Here, Jaques Mauger poses in front of….Jaques Mauger!
The ITF is a place to share ideas. The festival annually showcases cutting-edge research in the areas of pedagogy, performance, and literature.
Below: Trombone master Per Brevig works with Vanderbilt University student Liam Glendenning.
Students are a main focus of the ITF. Trombone Choirs from colleges and universities across the country are featured in concerts throughout the Festival schedule. Below: Dr. Karen Marston conducts the Mount San Antonio College Trombone/Low Brass Choir.
And the best part? The ITF is a place to reconnect with old friends, make new ones, and build the connections that will sustain and energize your life as a trombonist!
Alex Iles, long time LA studio artist, and Lori Stuntz, Professor of Trombone at Mount San Antonio College (CA), pal around.