Hall Goff (trombone) received his B.A. from Oberlin College and M.M. from Yale University School of Music, where his principal teacher was John Swallow. Other teachers include Tom Cramer, Douglas Edelman, Tyrone Brenninger and Med Meredith. Mr. Goff has been a member of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra since 1977, and a member of the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players since 1981. In addition, he has performed locally with such orchestras as the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera, nationally with the Eastern Brass Quintet, the Wall Street Quintet, and the New York City Ballet and internationally at the Spoleto Festival and the Macerata Opera of Italy. Raising his bell in the popular realm, he has performed with the likes of Frank Zappa, Ella Fitzgerald, Bob Hope, Nelson Riddle, Diane Carroll, Vic Damone and Manhattan Transfer. Recordings include Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet and Paul Chihara's The Tempest with the San Francisco Ballet, music by Earle Brown and Morton Feldman with the San Francsico Contermporary Music Players, and occasional recording for film and TV. In his spare time, Mr. Goff likes to collect vinyl records, tinker with things and spend time outside.

[from program for October 23, 2000 concert]