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Brass Instruments: Organizations & Journals

Basic resources for finding information on and music for brass instruments


The International Trombone Association was organized in 1972 and currently has over 4,000 members. Its mission is to promote the trombone and all trombone-related activities across the world. The many resources at the ITA site include:

  • Competition listings
  • Events & Festivals (also includes summer camps, symposiums, workshops, etc.)
  • For members: ITA Journal Online  Videos
  • Links to ensembles & trombonists' websites 
  • News (Tours, *Graduate Assistantships*, etc.)



ITA Journal

  • Published by the International Trombone Association
  • Print copies can be found in the Little Fine Arts Library at ML1.I86; holdings begin with v.12, no.3 (1984) through the current issue
  • Access full text online beginning with v.34 (2006) at EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete
  • Through ProQuest's Music Periodicals Database, you can access full text from Oct 2007 (Vol. 35, no. 4) - present and citations/abstracts from Winter 1996 (Vol. 24, no. 1) - Apr 2017 (Vol. 45, no. 2).