Colorado Symphony Orchestra
John Sipher has been the principal trombonist of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra since 2015. Prior to his current position, he has held principal trombone positions with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, and was a fellow at the New World Symphony.
A native of Roanoke, Virginia, he received his bachelor’s degree in Music Education with a minor in Jazz Studies from James Madison University and his Master of Music in trombone performance from Yale University. In addition to his orchestral appointments, he performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and the Rochester Philharmonic, and the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra.
As an educator, John has served as a trombone instructor at Hamilton College and the University of Northern Colorado, and has presented masterclasses and recitals across the country. John is an active contributor of music to the trombone repertoire, composing and arranging music primarily for trombone ensembles and for trombone and loop pedal. John is a Conn-Selmer performing artist.
A fan of the outdoors, John enjoys exploring Colorado's mountains with his wife, Hitomi, daughter, Alma, and their trusty dog, Django. He also enjoys playing the ukulele and guitar, singing, photography, and roasting chickens. John is a Conn-Selmer performing artist. Recordings, videos and sheet music can be found at his website at www.johnsipher.org.