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Scott Pool

Academy Director, Bassoon

Bassonist Scott Pool currently serves as the Academy Director of the Talis International Music Festival and performs as contrabassoonist/3rd bassoon with the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra. A resident of the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, Scott is a frequent recitalist across the nation and abroad with appearances at numerous festivals and solo engagements. His passion for teaching and passing the knowledge of the bassoon to younger generations is manifest in the accomplishments of his private studio. Recognized as a Moosmann Artist by master bassoon maker, Bernd Moosmann, Scott's performances have taken him throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia, programming both the standard repertoire and new compositions for the bassoon.

He has served on the music faculties of the University of Texas at Arlington and Valdosta State University (GA). As an avid proponent of new music, Scott has played an active role in the commission of both established and emerging contemporary composers, including Katherine Hoover, Chris Arrell, Jenni Brandon and Sunny Knable.

Scott has served on the performing faculties of the Orfeo International Music Festival (Italy) and the Schlern International Music Festival (Italy). His festival solo performances include featured performances at the Festival of Winds (Brazil), the Festival of New American Music (California), and numerous appearances at International Double Reed Society conferences.

He has served as principal bassoon with the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra and the Albany (GA) Symphony Orchestra, the Savannah Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the Plano Symphony Orchestra (TX), the Tucson Pops, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra Symphonica UANL of Monterry, Mexico and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.

His primary bassoon teachers have been Carl Rath of Appleton, Wisconsin and Will Dietz of Tucson, Arizona.

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