Dr. Scott Pool
Assistant Professor of Bassoon, Music Theory
Location: FA 367D
Scott Pool is currently the Assistant Professor of Bassoon at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he began his tenure in the fall of 2009. Prior to his appointment at UTA, Scott was the Associate Professor of Bassoon at Georgia’s Valdosta State University. In 2008, he became a faculty member of the Schlern International Music Festival in Voëls am Schlern, Italy where he coaches and performs chamber music. A proponent of new music, Scott’s performances often include new works and solo commissions; his premier of Chris Arrell’s Blur for Solo Bassoon was presented at Georgia’s acclaimed Spivey Hall in 2007. Recognized as a Moosmann Artist, Scott has performed concerts and recitals throughout North and South America and Europe, and his bassoon performances have been featured on National Public Radio and from local to national television broadcasts. He is also an active member of the International Double Reed Society with numerous conference performances and presentations; his latest performance was featured at the 2009 conference in Birmingham, England. Scott has served as principal bassoon with the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra and the Albany (GA) Symphony Orchestra, and was bassoonist with the Cypress Chamber Players. He has also performed with the Tucson Pops, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra Symphonica UANL of Monterry, Mexico and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and was also an active musical participant with Oklahoma City’s Lyric Theater and the Arizona Theater Company. In addition to the bassoon studio at UTA, Scott teaches courses on Music Theory and Ear Training. Prior to completing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Arizona, Scott earned music degrees from the University of Oklahoma and the University of Central Oklahoma. He has studied with Will Dietz of Tucson, Arizona and Carl Rath of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
More information about the activities of Scott Pool and the UTA Bassoon Studio can be found at www.scottpoolbassoon.com