The International Trumpet Guild is a non-profit organization founded in 1975 to promote communications among trumpet  players around the world and to improve the artistic level of performance,  teaching, and literature associated with the trumpet.

ITG's more than 5,000 members represent 56 countries and include professional and amateur performers, teachers, students, manufacturers, publishers, and others interested in belonging to an organization dedicated to the trumpet profession. ITG is supported by the dues of individual members.


Welcome to the ITG website. It is my pleasure, on behalf of the ITG Board of Directors, to welcome you. 

The International Trumpet Guild is an organization comprised of all sorts of trumpet enthusiasts.We come in all shapes, sizes and colors. We are all at differing levels of proficiency and cover every musical genre imaginable. Our mission is to promote and foster communication among trumpeters worldwide and to improve the artistic level of every aspect of the instrument. 

Our quarterly journals are dedicated to all things trumpet and cover many topics and include all sorts of regular columns. The guild co-sponsor and administer international solo trumpet and jazz trumpet competitions and host an annual conference with a dedicated youth day. We also have a growing Affiliate Chapter program, with ITG workshops in many parts of the world. We commission and premiere many new works for the trumpet and provide many other services, available on our website, the member website and in the journal itself.  And then there are: free music, free CDs, music downloads and so much more.

How does all this happen? We have a dedicated staff and many, many volunteers that provide this for all of us. What you will find on this website barely scratches the surface of what ITG has to offer you as a member. The Journal, the ITG Member Site, music, CDs, music downloads, a Smartmusic discount and new files and a downloadable collection of all journal back issues await you.

We hope to see you here often; there is much to see.  I also hope to hear from you, with your comments and suggestions.

Alan Siebert, President

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ITG Photography - 2014 Conference

ITG is looking for professional/excellent amateur photographers to help with the 2014 conference coverage. We are specifically looking for experienced photographers who own the gear needed to photograph concerts and events in a low light setting. Compensation for those engaged is free conference registration. If interested in helping ITG in this way please contact Michael Anderson at: website@trumpetguild.org

Welcome to ITG 2014!

Mark your calendar for the 39th Annual Conference of the International Trumpet Guild to be held at the beautiful Valley Forge Casino Resort. Located in historic Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, the Resort boasts 7 on-site restaurants, fitness center, spa, and an abundance of overnight accommodations. We have endeavored to take advantage of the greater Philadelphia region while setting the conference in a suburban locale that is easy to reach by air, car, and rail.

Each day will be filled with clinics and recitals that will feature legendary artists as well as some new names that will be sure to dazzle.  Every evening has its own captivating line up of concerts featuring an array of both classical and jazz soloists. And if you have a desire to stay up late, there’s the nightly jam sessions, test your luck in the Valley Forge Casino, or ride the mechanical bull at Deuce’s Wild.

In addition to the Conference site, there are plenty of opportunities to educate and rejuvenate with local attractions ranging from historical Valley Forge and Philadelphia, to Longwood Gardens, fine dining at local restaurants, and an amazing shopping experience in America’s second largest retail mall, King of Prussia.

The 2104 ITG Conference will be one for the history books, so join us for a truly “revolutionary” event in Valley Forge!


Call For Nominations

ITG Honorary Award and ITG Award of Merit The ITG Honorary Award is given to individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the art of trumpet playing through performance, teaching, publishing, research, and/or composition. The tradition has been to award persons toward the end of their careers. Honorary Award recipients include Herb Alpert, Maurice André, Louis Armstrong, Mel Broiles, Clifford Brown, Vincent Cichowicz, Miles Davis, Roger Delmotte, Timofei Dokshizer, Maynard Ferguson, Armando Ghitalla, Dizzy Gillespie, Harry Glantz, Adolph Herseth, Philip Jones, Robert King, Clifford Lillya, Rafael Méndez, Fred Mills, Maurice Murphy, Robert Nagel, Uan Rasey, Ronald Romm, Renold Schilke, Charles Schlueter, Doc Severinsen, Susan Slaughter, Philip Smith, Edward Tarr, Clark Terry, William Vacchiano, and Roger Voisin.

The ITG Award of Merit is given to those individuals who have made substantial contributions to the art of trumpet playing through performance, teaching, publishing, research, composition, and/or support of the goals of the International Trumpet Guild. Award of Merit recipients include William Adam, Donald Bullock, Richard Burkhart, Leonard Candelaria, Stephen Chenette, Charles Colin, Raymond Crisara, Joyce Davis, Vincent DiMartino, Kim Dunnick, Bengt Eklund, Stephen Glover, Bryan Goff, Charles Gorham, Anne Hardin, John Haynie, David Hickman, Keith Johnson, Stephen Jones, Frank Kaderabek, Veniamin Margolin, Gordon Mathie, Rob Roy McGregor, Gilbert Mitchell, James Olcott, William Pfund, Jeffrey Piper, Leon Rapier, Carole Dawn Reinhart, Dennis Schneider, Anatoly Selianin and Gordon Webb.

To nominate someone who has made a significant contribution to the trumpet world, send the nominee’s biography and a rationale for his/her nomination to ITG Secretary John Irish, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Angelo State University, ASU Station, Box 10906, San Angelo, TX 76909-6909 (email secretary@trumpetguild.org)


ITG Video Site

ITG is pleased to announce the launch of their new Vimeo site and new video page on the ITG Members Site. This content is available for all ITG registered members. The video content will include a Masterclass Series and Performance Series that will be frequently updated. Members will also have the opportunity to submit videos for consideration. Information will be available at the public ITG Video home on the web at: https://members.trumpetguild.org/content/videos

The first installments of the Masterclass Series will include videos from Stephen Burns and Carl Saunders. The Performance Series of videos will begin with trumpet fanfares performed by various university trumpet ensembles from Ohio and KY. These fanfares were part of the OITG 2012 Fanfare Project that was commissioned by James Olcott, trumpet professor of Miami University (Oxford, OH).The composers included Robert Bradshaw, Barry Ford, Michael Galib, Jack N. Kimmell, Erik Morales, Clint Needham, Greg Pascuzzi, David Shaffer, and James Stephenson.

Please visit: ITG Video Page: http://members.trumpetguild.org/content/videos

Direct all inquiries to Raquel Rodriquez at videos@trumpetguild.org


The Brass World Online

Thanks to editor and publisher Robert Weast, ITG has been granted reproduction rights to the complete run of The Brass World, a publication that ran for nine years between 1965 and 1974, terminating publication just before ITG began publishing its own newsletters and journals. ITG is in the process of scanning these rich and informative publications into user-friendly PDF files, and the first three years (minus a few missing components we're still seeking) have been posted and are ready for download! You'll find them in the Content area of the ITG Member Web Site. You must be a current member of ITG and logged into the Member Site to access this content. http://members.trumpetguild.org/content/brass-world-archives

The scans in these PDF files are in high enough resolution to be printed at good quality, if desired. And like the ITG Journal PDF files, they contain active bookmarks and links, and can even be searched for text of interest. Be sure to monitor this section of the site, as new issues will be posted here as they are completed!


Donate to ITG!

Please visit the new ITG Legacy Endowment area of the web site and consider a donation to ITG.


ITG / SmartMusic subscriptions:

In order to offer a discount to more ITG members, SmartMusic has updated their agreement with the International Trumpet Guild.  Effective July 15, the ITG codes will enable ITG members to purchase a non-educator or student subscription for $34.00 (15% off the new $40 price).  ITG members should contact Members Services at membership@trumpetguild.org to receive their promotional code for SmartMusic.  To get the 15% discount, ITG members should go to the SmartMusic website and buy a $36 student subscription, then enter the promotional code when prompted.  The discount formerly offered on educator subscriptions has been discontinued, at this time. 

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