International Trumpet Guild [ITG]
- Sarah Deters Richardson
International organization established in 1974 by Charles Gorham and Robert Nagel with the mission “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 welcomes professional and amateur performers, teachers, students, manufacturers, publishers, and others interested in belonging to an organization dedicated to the trumpet profession. Its members number more than 5000 individuals from 56 countries.
From 1975 through 1982, ITG published the quarterly ITG Newsletter and the annual International Trumpet Guild Journal. In 1982, the newsletter was discontinued and replaced by the quarterly ITG Journal. In additional to its scholarly publications, the ITG hosts an annual conference, the first of which was held in Bloomington, Indiana, in 1975, as well as many competitions and conferences for trumpet players of all levels and interests, including the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition and the Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Solo Competition. ITG underwrites scholarly works on the trumpet and sponsors new compositions for trumpet. It has affiliate chapters throughout the United States and in many other countries....