ITF - International Trombone Festival
All Day Event
Start: July 10, 2019
End: July 13, 2019
Location: Music Instruction Building


The 28th Annual International Trombone Festival will be held at Ball State University. Artists, teachers, students, professionals, industry leaders, and hobbyists gather annually to celebrate and explore the many facets and styles of trombone playing, teaching, and making. The Festival includes master classes, lectures, exhibits, concerts, poster sessions, daily warm-up sessions, and mass trombone choir rehearsals. We look forward to welcoming trombonists from around the world to Ball State!

Learn more on the Festival website at


Registration is required for attendance and participation. Learn more.

Evening Concerts

Members of the public may attend the evening concerts in Sursa Hall featuring world-renown trombonists from across the globe. $10 tickets will be available at the door.

  • Wednesday, July 10 (7:30 p.m.): Joint Recital featuring David Rejano and Jörgen van Rijen
  • Thursday, July 11 (7:30 p.m.): Concerto Night featuring Gordon Wolfe, Vanessa Fralick, Kenneth Thompkins, Jörgen van Rijen, and Peter Steiner
  • Friday, July 12 (8:30 p.m.): Tribute to JJ Johnson featuring with featured soloists Elliot Mason, Ryan Keberle, and Tony Baker, backed by an all-star sextet: Nick Finzer, Tim Albright, Mark Kellogg, Jim Martin, Catie Hickey, and Chris Van Hof
  • Saturday, July 13 (8:30 p.m.): Jim Nova and Friends present, “A Fall from Light to Dark,” the music of John Williams

Learn more about the evening concerts and artists.