Thomas Riccobono

Instructor of Low Brass, Interlochen Arts Academy
Faculty, Interlochen Trombone and Tuba Institute
Adult Band Camp Artistic Director and Low Brass Faculty, Interlochen College of Creative Arts

Principal Trombone, Traverse Symphony Orchestra


M.M., Music, Penn State University; B.M., Music, Eastman School of Music; Performance Certificate, Music, Cleveland Institute of Music

Mr. Riccobono holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Penn State University, and a Performers' Certificate from the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has performed concertos with the Penn State and Florida State University orchestras, Interlochen Arts Academy Band, Encore Society of Winds and the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. He was a concerto winner and soloist at Pennsylvania State University and Florida State University, and a solo competition winner at the Eastern Trombone Workshop. Mr. Riccobono has performed with the Savannah Symphony, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra inSalzau, Germany, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, Italy. He also performed with such commercial acts as the Temptations, Four Tops, Moody Blues, Four Irish Tenors, Abe Laboriel, John Fedchock, Harry ConnickSr., Luciano Pavaratti, Doc Severinsen, Don Rickles, Yes, Ian Anderson, Bernadette Peters, and conductors Christoph Eschenbach, MstislavRostropovich, Lorin Maazel, Kevin Rhodes, Robert Shaw, Louis Lane, Michael Stern, Leon Fleisher. He has performed recitals and master classes at universities, colleges and summer festivals throughout the nation. He recently performed, taught master classes and conducted at the Filarmónica Joven de Colombia and and in Beijing and Shanghai, China. He is artistic director of the Encore Winds and is principal trombone of the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. He lives in Traverse City with his wife Jeanmarie and children Noelle, Michael and Gabrielle.

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