Jonathan Reycraft

Jonathan Reycraft


Originally from Long Island, New York, Jonathan Reycraft has held the Utility Trombone position with the St. Louis Symphony since the 2006-07 season. As a parallel to his duties as orchestral trombonist, he is active in chamber music as a member of the Trombones of the St. Louis Symphony, a trombone quartet that has recorded, performed, and given master classes throughout the Midwestern region. He also serves as adjunct faculty at Washington University and St. Louis University. Before joining the STL Symphony, he spent eight years serving as the Assistant Principal Trombone for the United States Naval Academy Band in Annapolis, Maryland.

Reycraft completed his Bachelor of Music degree in trombone at the Indiana University School of Music in the spring of 1998, and his Master of Music degree in the same discipline at the University of Maryland in 2005. Reycraft has been a finalist in the Minnesota Orchestra Zellmer Competition and the winner of the National Solo Competition held at the Eastern Trombone Workshop. He has been featured as a soloist with the United States Naval Academy Band as well as the Atlantic Wind Symphony on Long Island. Reycraft’s former teachers include Michael Canipe, M. Dee Stewart, Scott Hartman, the late Dr. Milton Stevens, and John Huling. Reycraft also has performed with the Baltimore and National symphony orchestras. Reycraft contributes to the St. Louis Low Brass Collective, which is committed to furthering the cause of low brass enjoyment throughout the region.

Outside of his music career, Jonathan Reycraft enjoys fatherhood, outdoors, pinball, and is dedicated to a regimen of fitness. Baseball is also among his favorite interests where he favors the Yankees and Cardinals.

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