Degrees: B.M., University of Southern California; M.M., University of California, Los Angeles
Office Hours: Watchorn Hall
A native of Los Angeles, Scott Sutherland is the 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 and 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. From 2005-2007, he was also a member of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic.
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 also active as a composer and arranger. His jazz ensemble composition, "What Were You Thinkin'?" was recorded by the USC Elf Jazz Ensemble, directed by Shelly Berg, and his arrangement for solo trumpet and orchestra of George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" was commissioned by Barry Perkins and has been performed by the Pacific Symphony and the Aguascalientes Symphony Orchestra in Mexico with Mr. Perkins as the soloist.
As an educator, Mr. Sutherland is currently on the faculty at the University of Redlands, Palomar College and the Idyllwild Arts Summer Music Festival. He was a brass pedagogy teaching assistant while attending UCLA and spent a year as a certificated school band/orchestra director for the Pasadena Unified School District. Mr. Sutherland earned his Bachelor of Music degree from USC and a Master of Music degree from UCLA.