The International Trombone Festival (ITF) is an annual multi-day festival event that showcases the many styles of music performed by trombonists. ITF programming focuses on diversity, and reflects a comprehensive sampling of trombone styles as they are performed around the world. The ITF seeks to unite artists, pedagogues, composers, students, hobbyists, and enthusiasts under the common goal of promoting, understanding, appreciating, and celebrating the trombone and its literature.
The daily news regarding the pandemic seems positive, and we are hopeful that this summer's ITF can be a full capacity event; however, to ensure the safety of our attendees, artists, and presenters, we are taking a conservative approach to in-person registration. Please bear with us as we navigate the challenges of holding a Festival during a pandemic!
The good news is that we are excited to add a brand new, interactive, fully online option for 2021 attendees!
Here's what you need to know: Registration for the ITF ONLINE will open on March 15, 2021, for "early bird" (discounted) pricing. Due to social distancing guidelines, no in-person registrations will be made avaialble at that time, except for ITF performers (inviduals presenting or performing at the ITF). Once all ITF perfomers have been registered (and/or if health conditions allow), available in-person attendnace spots will be offered to existing ITF ONLINE registrants, in order of registration. Once available in-person spots have been offered to all ITF participants and existing ITF ONLINE registrants, they will be released for open registration.
Highlights of our all-new online program include:
-> An interactive event platform, allowing attendees, exhibitors, and artists to communicate in real time
-> Watch anywhere: Access online, or use our event app to watch on-the-go
-> Trombone TV, our curated daily live stream, to be aired in real-time, straight from the stages at Columbus State University! Tune in and see what's happening, as it's happening!
Can't make it to the online event in real-time? We've got you covered!
The full ITF program will be archived to high-quality video, with viewing available for up to 30 days after the Festival ends. It's easy - just click an event on the calendar, and watch on your schedule!