John then joined the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, for one season before winning the principal trombone position with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. Following the Syracuse Symphony's dissolution in 2011, John held positions with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra before coming to the Colorado Symphony. He has also served as guest principal trombone with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. This summer, he will join the Grand Teton Music Festival.

A fan of the outdoors, John and his wife Hitomi enjoy exploring beautiful Colorado's mountains with their trusty dog Django. He also enjoys playing the ukulele and guitar, singing, photography, and making sushi.

For more information and recordings, please visit his website at www.johnsipher.org.