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Organizations

International Trombone Association (ITA)
The International Trombone Association is the largest association of trombonists with 4500 members from 50 countries. Formed in 1972, ITA is a registered non-profit organization and our mission is to promote the trombone and all trombone-related activities across the world.
Eastern Trombone Workshop (ETW)
The Eastern Trombone Workshop (ETW) has become one of the largest annual events for trombone in the world. The workshop’s mission is to give students, performers, and educators an opportunity to meet and share ideas, talents, and opinions about the world of trombone. ETW regularly hosts participants throughout the nation and abroad. The workshop is held at Brucker Hall—The U.S. Army Band’s state of the art performance center—located on historic Fort Myer, Virginia, just across the Potomac River from the Nation’s capitol.
Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
The mission of Music Teachers National Association is to advance the value of music study and music making to society and to support the professionalism of music teachers. The association maintains two subsidiary programs: MTNA Professional Certification Program and the MTNA Foundation Fund. The Professional Certification Program exists to improve the level of professionalism within the field of applied music teaching and helps the public readily identify competent music teachers in their communities. The MTNA Foundation Fund supports programs to financially assist teachers and students with their educational pursuits while providing an opportunity for individual and corporate support of MTNA and its programs.
British Trombone Society (BTS)
The British Trombone Society exists to promote the trombone and its repertoire in all musical styles. The BTS commissions new compositions, arranges concerto performances, recitals, workshops, lectures and seminars. Once a year, we usually stage a major festival, held at a different location on each occasion, when a full day of trombone education and entertainment is on offer. There are also local and regional events and there is always a massed trombone choir session which everyone is invited to play in.
International Tuba Euphonium Association (ITEA)
Officially founded in 1973 as the Tubists Universal Brotherhood Association, ITEA is dedicated to promoting and advancing the tuba and euphonium instruments. The organization comprises performers, educators, students, and amateurs of all backgrounds. As a non-profit organization, it is supported by membership dues and donations.

Resources

Online Trombone Journal
The Online Trombone Journal is dedicated to the advancement of the trombone, its literature, and pedagogy by using the technologies of the Internet to share thoughts, ideas, information, and philosophies pertaining to the same.
The Trombone Forum
Formerly associated with the OTJ, The Trombone Forum has since become its own entity. Run by Richard Byrd, the TTF is a meeting place for trombonists around the world.
Trombone Page of the World
Extensive listing of trombonists from around the world.
Will Kimball
Will's site is a fantastic resource for trombonists covering a wide variety of topics.

Competitions

ITA Competitions
The ITA sponsors a number of solo competitions for tenor, bass, and jazz artists in a variety of idioms, as well as mock orchestral auditions and ensemble competitions. Finalists are selected from a recorded first round to perform at the annual International Trombone Festival.
ETW Competitions
The ETW sponsors three competitions for a variety of age groups:
National Trombone Quartet Competition
National Solo and Ensemble Jazz Competition
National Solo Competition
Zellmer-Minnesota Orchestra Trombone Competition
The Minnesota Orchestra is proud to sponsor a trombone competition in honor of its long-time Principal Trombonist Steven Zellmer. Mr. Zellmer, who died in 1996, bequeathed a sum of money to the orchestra with instructions that it be used to fund a biennial competition for young, aspiring musicians interested in careers as orchestral trombone players. Having performed with orchestras for over 40 years, Mr. Zellmer wished to pass on his love of his instrument and his love of his profession in a manner that would continue to benefit both musicians and their audiences.

Oklahoma State University

Music Department
The Oklahoma State University Department of Music boasts a rich heritage of musical excellence. Offering undergraduate majors in Music Education, Music Performance, Music Business, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music, OSU's music program provides a wealth of quality experiences to all aspiring students. Individuals interested in graduate study may enroll in the Master of Music in Pedagogy and Performance.
Bands
Including the Wind Ensemble, Cowboy Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Ensembles, Spirit Band
University Home
An Oklahoma State University education is about providing choice and value. It's about people gathering together to investigate and discover, uncover opportunities and take on challenges. With over 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, OSU is the flagship land-grant institution of Oklahoma with a world-wide reach. Our faculty includes leaders in their fields and an array of nationally published authors and scientists.

Instruments & Mouthpieces

Edwards Instrument Co.
Edwards Instrument Co. has been producing custom interchangeable trombones since 1989. Since their inception, they have been committed to producing the finest instruments available in the industry. Edwards works with artists on new ideas and innovatice designs that offer the highest quality and sound production for any performance situation.
Getzen Co.
The Getzen Company occupies a unique position in the band instrument industry, specializing in the hand crafting of small brasswind instruments. Following the traditions developed over more than half a century, the NEW Getzen Company continues to place emphasis on the manufacture of high quality professional, intermediate, and upper-end student line instruments to meet the needs of players at every level.
Griego Mouthpieces
The Griego Mouthpiece Company offers a complete line of custom and stock mouthpieces for the professional trombone community. Leather accessories, including slide wraps, valve wraps, and pencil holders, are also be available on their website.

Music Retailers

Glenn Cronkhite Custom Cases
Glenn Cronkhite has been a professional musician since age 14. His cases began the gig bag industry. He founded Reunion Blues™ and designed, under licensing contract, the cases made in their San Francisco factory. He is no longer affiliated with RB™ or their trademark in any way. He keeps over 2000 patterns on file, and has a full line of stock and custom sizes in leather or fabric. His cases are manufactured and sold out of Berkeley, California. Most orders are shipped within two weeks. Glenn also accepts repair work on all his cases, including those made by RB™ in the U.S.
Hickey's Music
Hickey's Music Online is one of the internet's longest running catalogs of printed sheet music, accessories, recordings and musical instruments. You can also visit to browse the print music "stacks," try out instruments, sample mouthpieces, cases, bows and mutes, plus explore all the other musical items featured on their website.
Kagarice Brass Editions
Kagarice Brass Editions, founded in 1980 as a specialty publisher of trombone choir music, has expanded to a catalog of nearly 200 titles, featuring both original compositions and arrangements for trombone solo, duo, quartet, trombone, large and small brass ensembles, and mixed chamber music.
Leather Specialties Company, LLC
The world's largest selection of leather accessories for brass and woodwind
Marcus Bonna Cases
Marcus Bonna was a São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra horn player from 1982 to 2002. In 1991 he projected his first horn case in order to facilitate the transportation of his instrument and to protect his back. By this way, he founded the MB Company to sell his products around the world. Marcus Bonna cases offer an unrivaled combination of strength, compact size and light weight. They are completely handmade.
Robert King Music
Robert King Music Sales is a retail / wholesale establishment specializing in printed music for brass instruments currently in publication. The company is located in an old church in historic North Easton, Massachusetts USA.
TrumCor Mutes
TrumCor mutes are carefully hand-crafted. Our fiber mutes are made with wood and a specially formulated resonant fiber material. Our metal mutes are constructed from selected grades of aluminum and brass. They have been designed to produce a muted tone that is in tune, vibrant, warm and responsive. TrumCor mutes are durable, and their sounds blend well with other instruments. Our varied selection of styles and sizes accommodates almost every model of brass instrument or school of playing. Best of all, these mutes preserve the unique sound quality of each instrument, in all registers and at all dynamics.

Artists

 
Joseph Alessi
New York Philharmonic principal trombonist
Brandt Attema
Bass trombonist of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Robert Bachner
Austrian trombonist and composer
Marshall Gilkes
WDR Big Band Cologne
Nils Landgren
Swedish trombone soloist
Christian Lindberg
Swedish trombone soloist
Andy Martin
Los Angeles freelance artist
Ben Van Dijk
Rotterdam Philharmonic bass trombonist
Jorgen Van Rijen
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra principal trombonist
Scott Whitfield
Los Angeles freelance artist

Ensembles

Bonerama
New Orleans brass funk rock band
Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band
Los Angeles-based big band
New Trombone Collective
Dutch trombone ensemble
Trombones de Costa Rica
Trombone quartet
Viento Sur
Trombone Quartet
Washington Trombone Ensemble
Trombone Choir

Miscellaneous

Tony's Design Photography
Photographer Tony Thompson is the official photographer of the OSU trombone studio.  All professional photos on this site were taken by Tony. Prints can be ordered directly from his site. Tony is a true artist and we are very fortunate to have him as our photographer.
Joshua Brown
Dallas bass trombonist/web designer