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About Scott

 Scott Pool currently serves as the Academy Director of the Talis Music Festival & Academy in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is an Associate Professor of Music at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi where he teaches Applied Bassoon and Chamber Music, alongside music appreciation courses where he is the author of Understanding & Enjoying Music.  He is a founding member of the reed trio Plumeria Winds and is also on the chamber music faculty of the Orfeo International Music Festival (Italy). A resident of south Texas, Scott is a frequent recitalist across the nation and abroad with appearances at numerous festivals in addition to 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.  As an avid proponent of new music, Scott has played an active role in the commission of over 50 new works by both established and emerging contemporary composers, including Michel Lysight, Alexandre Ouzounoff, Ricardo Lorenz, Gernot Wolfgang, Miguel del Aguila, Gene Pritsker, Katherine Hoover, Jenni Brandon and Sunny Knable among many others.  Scott’s festival performances include featured performances at Talis Music Festival & Academy (Bosnia & Herzegovina), RioWinds (Brazil), SoundWaves (Texas), the Festival of New American Music (California), along with numerous appearances at International Double Reed Society conferences.  His Carnegie Hall debut was performed in May of 2022. 

Published recordings as soloist can be heard on Alone:  Unaccompanied Music for Solo Bassoon (2020 MSR Classics) and Vocalise (2013, Mark).  And as a chamber artist:  Song of the Redwood Tree:  Bassoon Works of Sunny Knable (2020, MSR Classics) The Woodwind Music of Robert Fruehwald, Vol.II (2015) privately released, Revelations (2014, EPR), Eastern Discoveries (2014 MSR Classics), and Landscapes:  The Double Reed Music of Daniel Baldwin (2010, Mark).  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 Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra and Victoria Symphony Orchestra (TX), the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the Plano Symphony Orchestra (TX), the Tucson Pops, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.  His primary bassoon teachers have been Carl Rath and Will Dietz.

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