Jonathan Randazzo was appointed assistant principal trombone for the North Carolina Symphony in October 2010, while he was pursuing his bachelor of music degree at the New England Conservatory. During the 2017–18 season, he served as acting principal trombone for the orchestra. In August 2017, Mr. Randazzo was appointed second trombone for The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. He is currently in his fourth summer with the opera company and is serving as acting principal trombone for the 2021 season.
A dedicated teacher, Mr. Randazzo is an adjunct trombone professor at NC State University, and he’s in high demand as a private trombone instructor. Over the past several years, he’s been hired as a guest artist-clinician at DePaul University, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, East Carolina University, Gardner-Webb University, and Appalachian State University. He’s also a founding member of the Santa Fe Trombone Summit, an educational trombone workshop featuring master classes, sectionals, quartet coachings, and performances.
Jonathan Randazzo’s trombone teachers and mentors include Norman Bolter, former second trombone for the Boston Symphony Orchestra; Joseph Alessi, principal trombone for the New York Philharmonic; James Markey, bass trombone for the Boston Symphony Orchestra; and Willard Sprague, a local pedagogue on Long Island, New York. While in high school, Mr. Randazzo attended The Juilliard School’s Pre-College division.