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Department of Music - Marshall Scott

Marshall Scott

Marshall Scott

Office:  FAC 337
Phone:  (270) 745-5916


Dr. Marshall Scott began teaching trumpet and directing the Jazz Program at Western Kentucky University in1990. Prior to coming to WKU he performed similar duties for four years on the faculty of the University of South Dakota. He also taught Trumpet at the Interlochen Arts Camp for 14 summers and is a Trumpet Artist-Clinician for The Getzen Corporation. His degrees are a Bachelor of Music Education from Ohio University, a Master of Music form the University of Notre Dame, and a Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Currently Marshall maintains the Trumpet Studio at WKU and remains an active performer.  He has played in a wide variety of ensembles ranging from playing principal trumpet in the Sioux City (IA), Bowling Green Western, and Bowling Green Chamber Orchestra, to performing with brass ensembles including The Wisconsin Brass Quintet, Dallas Brass, Canadian Brass and Kentuckiana Brass. He has also accompanied entertainers and jazz artists including Bob Hope, Red Skelton, Hal Linden, Aretha Franklin, Rosemary Clooney, The Four Tops & Temptations, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Natalie Cole, Burnadette Peters, Steve Lippia and The 5th Dimension.

As a small-group jazz performer, he has played in combos with players including: Junior Mance; Red Holloway; Pat Mallinger; Butch Miles; Jake Hanna;  Mike Longo; Kelly Sill; and Billy Taylor. 

He can be heard on CD recordings including: "Lumen" as a member of the Louisville Trumpet and Brass Ensembles, "Earth Dances" as a member of the Kentuckiana Brass, and performing his own compositions on "The Marshall Scott Jazz Quintet". Most recently Marshall and colleague John Martin released "The JMS Jazz Duo" CD of original recordings for the unique ensemble of trumpet and guitar is now available on iTunes with short samples.

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