Assoc Professor, Sch of Music

Degrees: M.M., D.M.A., University of Southern California; B.M., University of Iowa

Office: Music, Fine Arts #214

Office Hours: T, TH 11:00

Phone: 909/748-8821 Campus Ext. 8821



Areas of Expertise

  • Trumpet and Organ Works

  • Orchestral Trumpet Performance

  • Baroque Trumpet Performance practices

Professional Background

David Scott has been a free lance 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 is also 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 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.

Chosen in 1986 to play with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute Orchestra, he has performed under such noted conductors as Andre Previn, Michael Tilson-Thomas, Gilbert Levine, Sir Charles Groves, Jon Robertson, Henry Holt, Stuart Robertson, Patrick Flynn, Boris Brott, Frank Fetta, Barbara Silverstein, Daniel Lewis and David Miller.

Mr. 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.

In his spare time Dave has he enjoys boating, barbeques and working on home improvement projects with his wonderful family; Janis, and the kids: Chuck, Greg, Gina and Jacob. He is also the proud granddad of Chuckie, Peyton, Petra and Tehani.

Courses Offered at Redlands

  • Applied Trumpet

  • Instrumental Brass Methods

  • Music Theory I and II

  • Experiencing Music

  • Symphonic Band

  • Jazz Band

  • Trumpet Ensemble

  • Chamber Music

Degrees Held

  • B.M., University of Iowa

  • M.M., D.M.A., University of Southern California

Previous Teaching Experience

Assistant Director of Bands, Utah State University

Awards and Honors

  • Soloist- Blue Window by Joseph Curiale with Riverside Philhamonic

  • Soloist- Concerto by Henri Tomasi with Redlands Symphony

  • Soloist- Concerto in Eb by F. J. Haydn Riverside Philharmonic and New West Symphony

Professional Affiliations

American Federation of Musicians

Dr. Scott is the Faculty Advisor for Ph Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and a sponsor of the Redlands Symphony Association