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Associate Principal

Nick Platoff was appointed to the position of Associate Principal Trombone of the San Francisco Symphony by Michael Tilson Thomas in 2016, at the age of twenty-three.  

He enjoys a multifaceted career as a composer/arranger/producer, soloist, vocalist, improviser, recording artist, educator, conductor, chamber musician, and concert producer. He loves creating in genres ranging from classical, pop, jazz, funk, and Hip Hop to sound healing and music for multi-tracked trombone.  

In addition to his faculty positions in the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College Division and San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, Mr. Platoff is a sought-after guest educator, having recently taught at Stanford, Yale, Juilliard, the National Orchestral Institute, Miami Music Festival, and Amateur Music Network. He is a proud alumnus of New Haven’s Neighborhood Music School, Northwestern University, and the New World Symphony.