Michael Hosford

Michael Hosford, trombone (Jacksonville, NC), completed his Bachelors and Masters degrees in trombone performance at the Juilliard School. He has also studied at at Oberlin Conservatory with trombonist/composer Raymond Premru and at Aspen Music Festival with composer Charles Jones. He spent eleven years as a freelancer in New York, where he performed with such world-class ensembles as the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the Metropolitan Opera orchestra, and for the Broadway productions of The King and I, 1776, Candide, Les Miserables, The Music Man, Parade, and The Lion King. Michael has been a member of the New Haven Symphony, the Charleston Symphony, and the Saturday Brass Quintet, and he was the acting 2nd trombonist of the Jacksonville Symphony from November 2005 through December 2006. Currently he is the principal trombonist and music librarian of the Sarasota Opera Orchestra, the assistant principal trombonist of the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder and an active freelancer in the Southeast, performing with orchestras including the Charleston Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Virginia Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra, and the Savannah Philharmonic. Also a composer and arranger, his concert music has been performed at Lincoln Center and broadcast on WNCN radio in New York City, and his brass fanfares have been performed at the Colorado Music Festival, the Sarasota Opera, and the San Marco Chamber Music Society series.