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
Make your plans to attend the 2015 International Trumpet Guild Conference
May 26-30, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio.
Click here for the conference web site.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Click here for more information on SmartMusic.