Position: Professor Emeritus, Trumpet and Conducting
Employed Since: 1987–2019
Trumpet, Conducting, Instrumental
Conservatory Professional Highlights:
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 Cincinnati’s University Hospital, at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Richmond VA, The International Women’s Brass Conference in Cincinnati OH, The International Conference on Lung Sounds (Pulmonary Functions Conference) in Paris, France, and many other venues.
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 performed under the direction of Dr. Scott Nelson in Carnegie Hall.
Scott A. Nelson, Trumpet artist, 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, Matthew Wardell 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, Phyllis Diller, Chet Adkins, Herbie Mann, Doc Severinson, Vincent DiMartino, Isaac Hayes, Clark Terry, Barry Tuckwell and many others.
B.M.E., University of Akron; M.M., D.M.A., University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Fields of Expertise:
Shenandoah Conservatory is more than a school. It is a family. I have really enjoyed getting to know many talented artists and students these past twenty-eight years.
Dr. Nelson is an avid golfer and skier.