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.
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
- Music Teachers National Association
- 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.
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.
- Online Trombone
- 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.
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.
- 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
- 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
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
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.
- Including the Wind Ensemble, Cowboy Marching Band, Symphonic Band,
Concert Band, Jazz Ensembles, Spirit Band
- 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.
- Glenn Cronkhite Custom
- 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
- The world's largest selection of leather accessories for brass and
- 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
- 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.
- Photographer Tony Thompson is the official photographer of the OSU
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