Research Room

The 48th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference
Anaheim, CA

Call for Research 

The ITG Research Room Committee invites proposals for research presentations at the 48th International Trumpet Guild Conference in Anaheim, CA, May 28–June 1, 2024.

Research Room offers a blind, peer-reviewed, international forum for students, professors, performers, industry professionals, and others to present experimental, action, qualitative, or quantitative research involving trumpet performance, repertoire, history, and/or pedagogy. Presentations are often developed from graduate or dissertation work, published material, industry collaborations, or other research. Presentations should represent an original contribution to the field, based on primary sources or empirical evidence.

Submissions will be evaluated by double-blind peer review. The highest-rated submissions will be selected for a 15-minute oral presentation at the Research Room paper session. Additional quality submissions may be selected to present a 15-minute, pre-recorded, virtual paper. All selected researchers will present an academic poster at the Research Room poster session.

Accepted abstracts, posters, virtual papers, video-recordings of oral presentations, as well as handouts and associated materials will all be published on an open-access basis through the ITG website ( Presenters benefit from sharing their work with the ITG community both in-person at the conference and in publication to the ITG website, and generate exposure and connections that may lead to future collaboration, nationally or internationally.

Researchers should submit a 500-word abstract (summary) of your research, in Word (doc/docx) format, clearly articulating your (1) thesis/purpose, (2) methodology and/or analytical framework(s), (3) data and/or primary sources, (4) conclusions, and (5) relevance to the field. Please include a bibliography and any figures or tables that might be relevant for the committee to understand the nature and quality of your work. For citations within the abstract, use author-date endnotes (e.g. Tarr, 2008). The bibliography and figures do not count against the 500-word limit. Review successful prior abstracts at for examples. Abstracts should be submitted electronically through the website.

The deadline for submission is January 8, 2024.

Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of experts. Accepted presenters will be notified by February 1, 2024. The ITG Research Room offers no financial incentives and presenters are responsible for all conference registration and travel expenses.

Questions should be directed via email to the ITG Research Room chair, Fred Sienkiewicz:

Before submitting, please double-check that your abstract observes the following guidelines:

  • Word (doc/docx) format only
  • Maximum 500 words (not counting bibliography and figures)
  • Contains a bibliography and relevant data or figures
  • Articulates the 5 areas mentioned in the call for abstracts
  • Follows the Turabian/Chicago style, including author-date endnotes
  • Is grammatically accurate and ready for publication

Questions should directed to the ITG Research Room chair, Dr. Fred Sienkiewicz, at

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