James Scott is the principal trombonist of the Calgary Philharmonic and trombone instructor at the University of Calgary, positions he has held since 1981. He has been featured as a soloist with the CPO on several occasions, having played the Concertino by David as well as the Grøndahl, Tomasi and Wagenseil Concertos. At the University of Calgary, he has performed in recitals and with the various student ensembles as a guest soloist.
As an orchestral musician, Mr. Scott has performed with the New York Philharmonic, l’Orchestre symphonique de Montreal, and the New Jersey Symphony. He has also been an orchestra member at summer festivals in Sun Valley, Idaho, Lake Placid, New York and Charleston, South Carolina.
James is a graduate of the Juilliard School (B. Mus., M. Mus) where he was a student of Edward Herman, Jr. Additional studies have been pursued with Frank Crisafulli and Arnold Jacobs. He also worked with Joseph Alessi as a participant at the 2002 Alessi Seminar in Limone, Piemonte, Italy and the 2005 Alessi Seminar in Albuquerque, NM.
Why James Plays Edwards
“Edwards trombones provide the perfect mix of colorful sound and stability. From the softest passages to the loudest, this instrument will deliver the sound you want.”