Scott Nelson

Associate Professor, Trumpet and Conducting


Armstrong 35


Faculty Member since 1987

Shenandosh Conservatory is more than a school. It is a family. I have really enjoyed getting to know many talented artist/students these past twenty three years.

Applied Area(s)

Conducting, Instrumental


Wind Ensemble


B.M.E., University of Akron; M.M., D.M.A., University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Professional Highlights

  • Scott A. Nelson has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (Telarc recording Time Warp), Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, Kennedy Center Ballet Orchestra, Washington Oratorio Orchestra, Washington Choral Arts Orchestra, Akron Symphony, Canton Symphony, Erie Symphony, and is currently Principal Trumpet with the Central Florida Symphony Orchestra, James Plondke Conductor, and Second Trumpet (Robert W. Grab Chair) with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Elizabeth Schulze Conductor. Noted artists he has performed with include Dave Brubeck, Danny Thomas, and Phyllis Diller, Chet Adkins, Herbie Mann, Doc Severinson, Vincent DiMartino, Isaac Hayes, Clark Terry, Barry Tuckwell and others.
  • Performances with Kennedy Center Ballet Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera Orchestra, Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, Akron Symphony, Canton Symphony, Erie Symphony and the Winchester Chamber Orchestra.
  • He has conducted numerous All-County, All-District, All-Region, and All- State Bands along with the SU Wind Ensemble on tours throughout the US including performances at the Kennedy Center, Disney World, and Heinz Hall, home of The Pittsburgh Symphony. On April 21 2007 the SU Wind Ensemble will perform under the direction of Dr. Nelson at Carnegie Hall.
  • As an author and clinician, he has presented his book titled, Breathing for Musicians, Reinhardt & Still Publishers, based on research completed at the Pulmonary Functions Laboratory of Cincinnatis University Hospital, at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Richmond VA, The International Womens Brass Conference in Cincinnati OH, The International Conference on Lung Sounds (Pulmonary Functions Conference) in Paris, France, and many other venues.
Personal Highlights

Dr.Nelson is an avid golfer and skier.