Thomas Riccobono

Brass Chair, Interlochen Arts Academy; Instructor of Low Brass, Interlochen Arts Academy; Faculty, Interlochen Trombone, Tuba and Euphonium InstituteArtistic Director, Adult Band Camp; Low Brass Faculty, Interlochen College of Creative Arts

Conductor, Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra; 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

Instructor of Trombone Thomas Riccobono holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Penn State University, and a Performers' Certificate from the Cleveland Institute of Music.

As a performer, Riccobono has appeared with the Savannah Symphony, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra in Salzau, Germany, and Spoleto Festival Orchestra in Italy. He has performed under the direction of notable conductors Christoph Eschenbach, Mstislav Rostropovich, Lorin Maazel, Kevin Rhodes, Robert Shaw, Louis Lane, Michael Stern, and Leon Fleisher, among others.

His concerto performances include appearances 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.

Riccobono has also performed with such commercial acts as the Temptations, Four Tops, Moody Blues, Four Irish Tenors, Abe Laboriel, John Fedchock, Harry Connick, Sr., Luciano Pavarotti, Doc Severinsen, Don Rickles, Yes, Ian Anderson, and Bernadette Peters.

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 in Beijing and Shanghai.

In addition to his responsibilities at Interlochen, Riccobono is the conductor of the Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra 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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