It’s hard to believe that this year’s International Trombone Festival is already over!
This has been one of the most inspiring and rewarding weeks, getting to meet so many of my heroes and hearing incredible performance after incredible performance. I’m so glad I got to experience the magic that is ITF for the first time!
A huge thank you to everyone who championed my music this week. It’s honestly been a lifelong goal to have a piece performed at the festival, so I’m overwhelmed and humbled to have had three different artists chose to program my music in the same year. I can’t thank Jeremy Marks and the Carolina Trombone Project, Shelby Kifer, and Evan Conroy enough for the love and care they put into making these performances so special.
I’d also be reminded if I didn’t shoutout Justin Cook, Christopher Sharpe, and the rest of the fantastic hosts and organizers of this festival. We all appreciate the hard work you put into making this festival run so smoothly!
And lastly, thank you to everyone else for being so welcoming and kind to a composer and mediocre trombonist all week.
I suddenly have the urge to write a new piece for trombone choir soon…