THE 44TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL TRUMPET GUILD CONFERENCE
THE HYATT REGENCY • MIAMI • JULY 9 THROUGH JULY 13, 2019
Welcome to the ITG 2019 Conference website. The Conference this year will be at the Hyatt Regency Miami, July 9-13, 2019. We will be at the center of downtown, with the best of the city within easy reach. The hotel sits where the Miami River meets Biscayne Bay, near Bayside Marketplace, and other intriguing shops. We look forward to seeing you as we “Herald the Spirit of Miami.” (And yes, it will include a salsa night.)
This year, ITG continues presenting our time tested favorite offerings like the opening fanfare with Doc, daily warm up classes, New Works Recitals, Festival of Trumpets, master classes, recitals and concerts, and there will be even more opportunities in 2019 for all conference attendees to play during master class and ensemble sessions. We continue implementing new ideas suggested by you, the ITG membership. We will, for example, use, electronic programs, for the first time at an annual Conference. Electronic programs were in use at the January 2018 Regional Conference with great success, and we think you will enjoy this new way of accessing information about schedule, artists, and advertisements. We will also offer plenty of posters and signs with daily schedules to make sure it is clear what is happening each day.
The Conference Artist Committee lead by Chair Kevin Gebo has been working diligently for over a year, to bring you a diverse cast of soloists and presenters, including a mix of artists you may already know, and those new to the scene. We think you will be inspired and intrigued with what you hear and see at our Miami Conference. We will again be holding all four competitions: ITG Solo Performance Competition, Orchestral Excerpts Competition, Military Band Excerpts Competition, and Jazz Competition. Additionally we will hold the Youth Competition with an increased number of finalists this year. Because the Conference is in the summer we will present youth events throughout the week, and we hope that young trumpeters can attend ITG sessions every day.
During the five days of the 2019 Conference in Miami I encourage you to introduce yourself to people, and take advantage of the many supportive members of the International Trumpet Guild community. Meet some new people, and you will have initiated lifelong friendships. Please visit our faithful exhibitors, let them know you appreciate their efforts to build the products we need—and then buy some of them! Our vendors our important to our success as players, teachers, composers, and trumpet aficionados, and they are an irreplaceable part of our conferences.
If you have been to ITG events before, welcome back. I trust you will find this Conference as stimulating as other ITG events you have attended. If you are new to ITG—welcome! Remember that your attendance invigorates the Conference, and we appreciate your efforts to be there. Please enjoy our 44th annual Conference and travel back home renewed in spirit.
President, International Trumpet Guild
Cathy Leach, President