The OTJ is at the ITF!

July 9, 2019

The Online Trombone Journal was founded in the trombone studio of Ball State University in the Fall of 1996. I am very excited to be attending the 2019 International Trombone Festival here in Muncie. If you see me, please stop by, say hello, and get one of these cool buttons for your badge! Follow the OTJ on Twitter: @trombone_org

The Online Trombone Journal will resume publication August 2019

July 1, 2019

After a twelve-year hiatus, the Online Trombone Journal will resume publication of articles and reviews, and will begin developing new resouces for trombonists around the globe in August 2019

Originally founded in September 1996, the Online Trombone Journal's mission is to encourage the creation of original research and creative products for trombonists of all ages and ability levels through the publication of articles and reviews, and the development of online resources to benefit the trombone community.

The original library of over 235 published articles and reviews is currently being reformatted for a newly-designed mobile-first website. The reformatted article and reviews library will be launched on or before August 15, 2019.

OTJ Authors

Current OTJ Authors have been sent an email to the address we have in our database. If you did not receive the email (most likely due to an out-of-date email address in our database) please contact us at Please send your name, email address, URL (not required) and your "About the Author" statement.

Get Involved

Editorial Board

Published authors are invited to join the OTJ Editorial Board. Email with a short introduction and an attached CV including previous publications and/or positions held. We anticipate an intial board of seven to nine members with the understanding that additional expertise will be sought when appropriate. Board terms are 12 months with a limit of two consectutive terms.


Additionally, we are developing a list of potential reviewers for literature, recordings and trombone accessories. Please email with a short introduction, a CV and writing samples.


We are currently accepting articles for potential publication. Review the OTJ Publishing Guidelines for more information. Use our Article Submission Form to propose new articles


Email Updates

If you would like to receive an email when the new Online Trombone Journal site is launched, complete this short registration form. (The OTJ and Direct Mail will never share, sell or rent your information).