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Scott Hartman is one of the preeminent trombonists of today, performing throughout the United States, Europe and Asia as a guest artist with ensembles and in recital. His soulful performances range from opera arias by Puccini to the pyrotechnical showpieces of Arthur Pryor. Recordings and concerts feature music from the 13th to the 21st century - from Praetorius to polyphonics, from Puccini arias to the pyrotechnical showpieces of Arthur Pryor – Scott brings great music from all ages to his audience’s ears.

As a solo recitalist he performs frequently throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.  Mr. Hartman's solo engagements with orchestra include concerts with the Boston Esplanade Pops, the National Symphony of Taiwan, the El Paso Symphony,  the Spartanburg Symphony, the New Japan Philharmonic and the Daejeon Philharmonic of South Korea.

Mr. Hartman grew up in Elmira, New York and studied trombone with Douglas Durnin. Scott attended the Eastman School of Music where he received both his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees. He studied there with David Ritchie (1977 – 1978) Alan Ostander (1978) and John Marcellus (1978 – 1983). Scott began his chamber music career as a member of the Empire Brass. With the Empire Brass from 1984 – to 1993, Scott played concerts in all fifty United States and throughout Europe and Japan and recorded televised concerts in Russia, Iceland, Japan, Venezuela, and Ireland. The Empire Brass was featured in the PBS documentary Sounding Brass and was even visited by Fred Rodgers in an episode of Mr. Roger's Neighborhood! Today, Scott travels the world with the ensembles Proteus7, Millennium Brass, the Brass Band of Battle Creek, the Yale Brass Trio and the trombone quartet Four of a Kind.

Previously a member of the faculties of Boston University, Indiana University and the New England Conservatory, Scott now heads the trombone department at Yale University. You can see what Scott is up to at www.slushpump.com

 

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