Sabbatical Faculty News for Low Brass

  • Matthew Lyon (Left) and Jonathan Lombardo (Right) will join the faculty during Tom Riccobono's sabbatical semester. 

Kedrik Merwin
March 1, 2015
As we announced previously, Interlochen’s instructor of low brass, Tom Riccobono will be taking a one-semester sabbatical in the spring of 2016 to study arts leadership and work on an Inter*mester course. I am very pleased to announce that we have found two outstanding musician and teachers who will “hold down the fort” while Tom is working on this great project: Jonathan Lombardo and Matthew Lyon. 
Jonathan Lombardo is the principal trombone with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he has held since 2004. He studied with Thomas Riccobono from 1996-1999 before earning his bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School in 2003, where he studied with Joseph Alessi and Per Brevig. As a soloist, Jonathan has performed recitals in Europe and throughout the United States. His performance of Nina Rota’s Concerto for Trombone with the Juilliard Orchestra was featured several times on NPR’s “Performance Today.”  
Matthew Lyon is the assistant professor of tuba and euphonium at Ball State University. Also an alumnus of Interlochen Arts Academy, Matthew earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and his master’s from DePaul University. He was principal tubist of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago for two seasons and has substituted with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and several others. In 2012, he was chosen as a guest artist for the International Tuba/Euphonium Conference in Austria and the Army Band Tuba/Euphonium Conference in Washington D.C. He has studied with Floyd Cooley, Gene Pokorny, Warren Deck, Wesley Jacobs, and Fritz Kaenzig.
We’re excited to work with these two fine musicians next fall and looking forward to Tom’s Inter*mester course!