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The Ridgewood Concert Band is now accepting applications for the
2016 - 2017 Youth Soloist Competition. Winner of the competition will
perform their solo with the Ridgewood Concert Band on the May 12, 2017 concert.
Watch and Listen
Scott is the featured soloist on the April 8, 2016 RCB concert. We wanted to get to know
Scott better and so asked him for an interview.
RCB: Tell us where you live, where you teach and a little about
Scott: Stafford Springs, CT; Spartanburg, SC; Tacoma, WA! I teach at Yale and my
wife is the Music Director of two orchestras. Our kids (twins Karl and Elsa – age
6; Audrey – age 8) go to school in all three states!
RCB: Favorite saying or motto?
Scott: I Buzz, therefore, I Clam…
RCB: Most memorable musical moment?
Scott: The one I’m living right now…
RCB: Favorite piece of music To play?
Scott: La Gitana by Fritz Kreisler
RCB: Favorite piece of music to listen to?
Scott: Rachmaninoff Vespers
RCB: What is in your CD/MP3 player right now?
Scott: TED talks
RCB: Who would play you in a movie?
Scott: Tom Hanks
Scott: Hands on things
RCB: Most influential teacher?
RCB: Three things always found in your refrigerator?
Scott: Coffee, Butter, Mold
RCB: Place you would most like to be stranded?
RCB: Hardest part of preparing Trombonico for performance?
Scott: It’s a very athletic piece with some challenging technical
hurdles. I’ve got to burn the licks into muscle memory or suffer the consequences!
RCB: Favorite part of preparing Trombonico for performance?
Scott: Practicing. I love to practice but since family
life is so demanding these days, I need an excuse to spend the time… Trombonico
is a great excuse!