Judson Scott, affiliate artist, trumpet and conductor of the brass ensemble, holds a BMus in trumpet performance from Baldwin-Wallace College, a master of music in trumpet performance from the New England Conservatory, and a doctor of music in instrumental conducting from the University of Washington. He is currently a member of the Northwest Sinfonietta and the Tacoma Symphony, and he is an active freelance musician throughout the region. Of his performance of the Christmas Oratorio by Bach with the Northwest Sinfonietta, Jen Graves of the News Tribune wrote, "Judson Scott, trumpet, performed brilliantly throughout." He has performed with numerous ensembles including the Seattle Symphony the Seattle Opera, the 5th Avenue Theater, the Opera Company of Boston and the symphony orchestras of Springfield (MA), New Hampshire, Portland (ME), Rhode Island, Virginia and Mexico City. He is comfortable in a wide variety of styles that range from playing lead in West Side Story to performing Baroque music on a natural trumpet and has backed artists as diverse as Nadia Salerno-Sonenburg, Richard Stolzman, Ray Charles, Doc Severinsen and the rock group, Moody Blues. He can be heard on numerous recordings including on the new release by the Seattle Trumpet Consort "After Baroque." An advocate for contemporary music, Dr. Scott also has chapters in the book, A Composer's Insight: Thoughts, Analysis and Commentary on Contemporary Masterpieces for Wind Band on composers John Harbison, Michael Weinstein and Michael Daugherty.
"I have always found the students at Puget Sound to be inquisitive and engaged: a teacher couldn't ask for more."