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!