David Scott

Professor, Trumpet
Conservatory of Music

David Scott


Fine Arts
P: 909.748.8821
E: David_Scott@redlands.edu


B.M., University of Iowa
M.M., D.M.A., University of Southern California

Areas of Expertise

Trumpet and Organ Works
Orchestral Trumpet Performance
Baroque Trumpet Performance practices


David Scott has been a freelance trumpeter and teacher in the Los Angeles area since 1983. He is Principal Trumpet of the Redlands Symphony Orchestra, the Riverside County Philharmonic and the San Bernardino Symphony. He recently retired after 20 years as Principal and Associate Principal in the New West Symphony. In addition to his performing duties with the Redlands Symphony, he is the personnel manager.

Dr. Scott has recorded three historically authentic albums with the Americus Brass Band; Americus Brass Band recreates the Dodge City Cow-Boy Band, Wild West Music of Buffalo Bill's Cowboy Band and Music of the Civil War (Summit Records). Scott may also be heard (and seen) on various recordings and films including: "Hidalgo," "Geronimo," "Son of the Morning Star," the Tri-Star motion picture "Glory," the IMAX presentation "The Alamo," and CBS's "Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman." He also has recorded music for the Grolier's CD-ROM software package entitled "Weapons of War." The Civil War "styled" Americus Brass Band, performs exclusively on period instruments. Mr. Scott has performed authentic solos with the band on both Eb and Bb cornets.

He has received degrees from the University of Iowa, (BM 1982) and the University of Southern California (MM 1986, DMA 1998). As a soloist he has performed with Redlands Symphony, New West Symphony, Riverside County Philharmonic, Redlands Bowl Festival Orchestra and the Ventura Symphony. He has performed numerous cornet solos with John Philip Sousa Honor Band, University of Redlands Ensembles and the Americus Brass Band.

His orchestral career began in 1986 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute Orchestra, and since has performed with the LA Phil, Pacific Symphony, Pasadena Pops, California Philharmonic and many others in addition to his regular positions. He has performed under such noted conductors as Andre Previn, Michael Tilson-Thomas, Gilbert Levine, Sir Charles Groves, Marcelo Lehninger, Jon Robertson, Carl St. Claire, Ransom Wilson, Henry Holt, Stuart Robertson, Tomasz Golka, Boris Brott, Frank Fetta, Barbara Silverstein, Daniel Lewis and David Miller.

Dr. Scott has toured extensively with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and the Americus Brass Band. Active as a chamber musician, he is the leader of Desert Winds Brass and Brazzmatazz, a brass quintet which entertained audiences at Disneyland (as the Fantasyland Brass) from 1986-1992.

Dr. Scott has been teaching trumpet at the University of Redlands since 1998. In addition, professor Scott directs the Studio Big (jazz) Band and the University Symphonic Band.

Dave lives in Redlands and enjoys boating, barbeques and yardwork. He is blessed with his wife Janis, and the kids: Chuck, Greg, Gina and Jacob. He is also the proud grandpa of Chuckie, Peyton, Petra, Tehani and Ranitea.

Courses Taught at Redlands

Applied Trumpet
Instrumental Brass Methods
Orchestral Performance Practicum
Music Theory I and II
Experiencing Music
Symphonic Band
Jazz Band
Trumpet Ensemble
Chamber Music