About

Noah Gladstone holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in trombone performance from the University of Southern California. He studied under Byron Peebles and Ralph Sauer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Jay Friedman of the Chicago Symphony and Terry Cravens, bass trombonist of the Los Angeles Opera. Noah performs regularly in symphony orchestras throughout the Southern California region, as well as in the Hollywood studios for television, film and video games. He has performed with notable orchestras: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Juilliard 415, The Handel Haydn Society, Musica Angelica,  The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, New West Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony and many other fine ensembles around the world. In addition to his orchestral experience, chamber music and studio work, Noah is a founding member and sackbuttist of Tesserae and Musica Transalpina, both early music ensembles performing the music of the Renaissance and Baroque on historical instruments in Los Angeles. He has always been a huge nerd on all things vintage brass. He is also an active member on the Trombone Forum where he contributes under the name “Slipmo”.

An educator in the community, Noah maintained a studio of private students who are all motivated and aspiring musicians, many of which have gone on to successful careers in music!

In addition to trombone playing, Noah is an orchestra manager and musician contractor, managing the musical operations of The San Bernardino Symphony, The Redlands Symphony Orchestra, The Riverside Philharmonic, Long Beach Opera and many studio sessions (Notably for the videogame League of Legends) and for other media through his music production company and full service recording facility, Hollywood Scoring

Noah performs professionally on the Alto/Tenor/Bass/Contrabass Trombones, Euphonium, Bass Trumpet, Sackbut, Norwegian Bukkehorn, Ophicleide and the Serpent as well as many other unusual and rare brass instruments in his collection.

When not working, Noah enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, of course anything trombone related, pinball (I own a 1986 Pin*Bot and a 1985 Sorcerer), golfing, bowling and enjoying fine food and drink and… filling up my house with vintage stuff.

My daughter and I playing a duet (I’m playing a Miraphone contrabass trombone in BBb and my daughter is playing an Eb alto trombone by Thein)

After finishing a rehearsal with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia (L-R: Jay Friedman, Terry Cravens, Noah Gladstone, Gene Pokorny, Charlie Vernon)