Judson Jay Scott joined Brass Band Northwest as Artistic Director in the spring of 2011. He has previously conducted ensembles at the University of Puget Sound and Brandeis University. Dr. Scott holds positions as Trumpet Instructor at the University of Puget Sound and as principal trumpet of the Northwest Sinfonietta, and has performed with numerous ensembles including the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Opera Company, the 5th Avenue Theater, and the Opera Company of Boston. An active music educator, he has adjudicated state and regional solo and ensemble festivals in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
Dr. Scott studied conducting under master pedagogues Frank Battisti, Timothy Salzman and Peter Eros. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance from Baldwin-Wallace College, a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance from the New England Conservatory, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Washington. He has published research on composers Michael Weinstein, John Harbison and Michael Daugherty in Volumes I and III of the Meredith Music Press series, “A Composer’s Insight: Thoughts, Analysis and Commentary on Contemporary Masterpieces for Wind Band.” He has composed and arranged numerous works for brass, including Building a Daily Routine, a collection of studies for developing trumpeters.