Thomas Riccobono

Principal Trombone

Tom Riccobono is Instructor of Low Brass at the Interlochen Arts Academy and principal trombone with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. He 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 and has performed, taught master classes and conducted at the Filarmonica Joven de Colombia and and in Beijing and Shanghai, China. He has held conducting positions with the Gaylord Chamber Orchestra, Encore Winds, NMC Band and conducts the Traverse Symphony Orchestra Family Series Concerts.

He lives in Traverse City with his wife Jeanmarie and children Noelle, Michael and Gabrielle.

For information about private lessons in trombone, euphonium and tuba, please email Tom at

Brass Quintet:
Brass Quintet on YouTube

Interlochen Arts Academy Low Brass Studio
Trombone Institute
ICCA Adult Band Camp
Videos on YouTube

Thomas Riccobono