Dave Scott

Trumpet Instructor, Boulder Branch

Instruments: Trumpet
Education: M.M from University of Louisville, 1984.
B.M.E from DePauw University, 1980.
Currently Teaching: Music Academy Boulder, Music Academy

David Scott is the newly retired trumpet professor at McNeese State University, Lake Charles LA and has held the Alexander Endowed Professorship in Music.  He also served on the faculties of the University of Idaho and Kentucky State University. He received his education at DePauw University, University of Washington, University of Louisville, and the University of Texas. His teachers include Leon Rapier, Raymond Crisara, Robert Grocock and Roger Voisin. Mr. Scott’s biography is included in the German publication Trumpeter-Pocketbook, by Friedel Keim and Trumpet Greats: A Biographical Dictionary by David Hickman, et al.


Dave Scott has performed as a recitalist/clinician throughout the United States and with such orchestras as the Spokane Symphony Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, Kentucky Bach Society, Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra (principal), Palm Beach Opera Orchestra (principal), Lake Charles Symphony Orchestra (principal), Acadiana Symphony (occasional principal), Symphony of Southeast Texas (occasional principal), and the Rapides Symphony Orchestra (principal). He was also an artist at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival for thirteen years and the Lutheran Summer Music Academy. Scott has soloed with the Lake Charles Symphony, Rapides Symphony Orchestra, Temple Symphony Orchestra, Temple, TX, Walnut Creek, CA Concert Band, and the Midland Odessa Symphony Orchestra.


A founding member of the renowned chamber ensemble PASTICHE, he led the group to record the highly acclaimed CDs Pastiche (Innova) and Collage (Centaur).  A review of his playing states “Scott played with energy and refinement and displayed excellent command of the instrument”.  Scott also is a Voting Member of the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammy Awards).