Scott Pool, Bassoonist

The University of Texas at Arlington Bassoon Studio

Since the fall of 2009, Scott Pool has been the Assistant Professor of Bassoon at the University of Texas at Arlington. Prior to arriving at UTA Scott was the Associate Professor of Bassoon at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia (2002-09). He has also been the resident bassoonist at the Orfeo International Music Festival in Vipiteno, Italy since 2009. As a resident of the Southwestern United States, Scott is a frequent recitalist, chamber musician and performer with many of the region’s symphony orchestras. A proponent of new music, Scott’s performances often include new works and solo commissions; his latest recordings can be heard on the CD, Landscapes: The Double Reed Music of Daniel Baldwin.

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. Scott has served as principal bassoon with the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, the Albany (GA) Symphony Orchestra, the Savannah Symphony Orchestra, and was bassoonist with the Cypress Chamber Players. 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 2012 conference in Oxford, Ohio.

Scott has performed with the Tucson Pops, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra Symphonica UANL of Monterry, Mexico and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. He has also been an active musical participant with Oklahoma City’s Lyric Theater and the Arizona Theater Company. In addition to the bassoon studio at UT Arlington, Scott teaches courses on Music Theory and Aural Skills. 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.