Jonathan Randazzo

Principal Trombonist, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

In January of 2023, Jonathan Randazzo was appointed Principal Trombone of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Prior to this appointment, Jonathan served as Assistant Principal Trombone of the North Carolina Symphony since 2011 and won that position while in pursuit of his Bachelor of Music Degree at the New England Conservatory of Music. During the 2017/18 season, Jonathan performed as Acting-Principal Trombone with the North Carolina Symphony.

In August 2017, Jonathan was appointed Second Trombone of the Santa Fe Opera, a 10-week summer opera festival. Jonathan has served as Acting-Principal Trombone for the Opera from 2021-2023.

As an avid teacher, Jonathan held the position of Adjunct Trombone Professor at NC State University from 2015-2022 and is currently in high demand as a private trombone instructor. Over the past several years, Jonathan has been hired as guest artist-clinician at DePaul University, UNC School of the Arts, East Carolina, Gardner-Webb and Appalachian State Universities. He also is a founding member of the Santa Fe Trombone Summit, an educational trombone workshop featuring masterclasses, sectionals, chamber music, and performances.

Jonathan’s trombone teachers and mentors include Norman Bolter, former Second Trombonist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra; Joseph Alessi of the New York Philharmonic; James Markey of the Boston Symphony Orchestra; and Willard Sprague, a local pedagogue on Long
Island. While in high school, Jonathan attended The Juilliard School Pre-College division program.

“I am extremely happy with my Edwards trombone. It has outstanding clarity and consistency, without compromising any beauty of sound. In my mind, the craftsmanship of an Edwards Instrument is unmatched.”

Jonathan Randazzo