Judson Scott

Judson (Jay) Scott

Affiliate Artist, Trumpet

Judson Scott, affiliate artist in trumpet, holds degrees from Baldwin-Wallace College, New England Conservatory, and the University of Washington. He is currently a member of the Northwest Sinfonietta and the Tacoma Symphony, and 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 ranging 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 "After Baroque” by the Seattle Trumpet Consort which explores music for the natural trumpet from the classic era through the twenty first century. An advocate for contemporary music, Dr. Scott’s research the wind works of John Harbison, Michael Weinstein and Michael Daugherty has been published in A Composer’s Insight: Thoughts, Analysis and Commentary on Contemporary Masterpieces for Wind Band.

"I have always found the students at Puget Sound to be inquisitive and engaged: a teacher couldn’t ask for more."



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