The Frances Armour Bryant Chair

In October of 2010, Jonathan Randazzo was appointed Assistant Principal Trombone of the North Carolina Symphony while in pursuit of his bachelor’s degree in performance at the New England Conservatory of Music. Graduating in May of 2011, he studied with Norman Bolter, former Second Trombonist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He has also studied with 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, he attended the pre-college division program at The Juilliard School.

In August of 2017, Randazzo was appointed Second Trombone of the Santa Fe Opera in New Mexico, a 10-week summer festival that performs five opera productions each year. His first season with the opera was in 2018.

Randazzo is currently the adjunct professor teaching trombone at North Carolina State University and is also in high demand as a private trombone instructor. Over the past several years, he has been hired as guest artist-clinician at UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem and at East Carolina, Gardner-Webb, and Appalachian State universities.

In addition to his commitments with the North Carolina Symphony, Randazzo freelances with a variety of musical ensembles and quintets. He is committed to performing educational outreach concerts, recitals, and other special events across the state of North Carolina.

During the 2017/18 season, Randazzo performed as Acting Principal Trombone for the North Carolina Symphony.