Nicholas Platoff joined the San Francisco Symphony in 2016 as Associate Principal Trombone.
He also enjoys a multi-faceted career as a chamber musician, vocalist, improviser, conductor, composer/arranger, concert producer, and recording artist. He performs and creates in non-classical genres ranging from pop and hip-hop to sound healing and music for multi-tracked trombone. Outside the concert hall, Platoff has performed in such disparate locales as Black Rock City’s deep playa, Moroccan dance clubs, Miami yoga classes, Alpine peaks, and San Francisco homeless shelters.
In addition to teaching at SFCM, Platoff serves as guest faculty with the National Orchestral Institute and the Miami Music Festival, and as the low brass coach for the award-winning SFS Youth Orchestra.
He is a proud alumnus of New Haven’s Neighborhood Music School, Northwestern University, and the New World Symphony.
Accepting beginning, intermediate, and advanced students.