The purpose of this course is to introduce students to Western Art Music, its elements, its history, its performance practice and its place in our society today. The exploration of active and analytical listening will be a main goal of the course. Fulfilling the requirements of the course should give each student a deeper understanding of and indeed, further enjoyment of live concert music and music recordings.
Scott Sutherland is a tubist, pianist and primary music arranger for the Presidio Brass, a nationally-acclaimed brass quintet based in San Diego, CA. He is a member of the Riverside County Philharmonic, the Redlands Symphony and has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Opera, San Diego Chamber Orchestra and the New West, Long Beach and San Diego Symphonies. As a soloist, he has been featured with the San Diego Symphony, Riverside County and Burbank Philharmonic Orchestras. Mr. Sutherland played on the soundtrack to Pearl Harbor and has appeared with such artists as John Williams, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Jerry Goldsmith, Alf Clausen, Christian McBride and Louis Bellson. Mr. Sutherland is currently on the faculty at the University of Redlands, Palomar College and the Idyllwild Arts Summer Music Festival. Mr. Sutherland earned his Bachelor of Music degree from USC and a Master of Music degree from UCLA.