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Scott Belck
Associate Professor and Director of Jazz Studies (Trumpet); Director of Commercial Music Production

Building: Corbett Center for the Performing Arts
Room: 1440

Area of Instruction: Jazz Studies
Faculty Since: 2010
Credentials: BM, U. of Tennessee in Knoxville; MM, U. of North Texas; DMA, CCM
Biography: Scott Belck's previous teaching appointments include Capital University University of Minnesota Duluth, Miami University, Sinclair Community College, University of Dayton, Marshall University, and Saint Francis Xavier University (Canada). His lead Trumpet credits include Manhattan Transfer, Woody Herman Orchestra, Steve Allee Big Band, Aretha Franklin, John Pizzarelli, Linda Ronstadt, John Lithgow, Donna Summer, the Van Dells, and Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. Current performance credits include The Detroit Jazz Festival Orchestra, The Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Tromba Mundi Contemporary Trumpet Ensemble, Capital Brass Quintet, Spectrum, UpBeat Brass, and Detroit Jazz Festival Orchestra (Lead) as well as prior performances with U.S. Air Force Band of Flight and Glenn Miller Orchestra.

As a classical trumpeter, he has Principal trumpet credits with Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Pops, Minnesota Ballet’s Festival Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Lexington Philharmonic, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, and Top Brass. He has served as artistic director and conductor for The Dayton Jazz Orchestra, The Cincinnati Cotemporary Jazz Orchestra, Miami University One O’clock Lab Band, Night Flight Jazz Ensemble (United States Air Force), Jazz Central Big Band, and The Fraze Jazz Orchestra.

In addition, Belck has given numerous performances as a guest soloist, conductor and adjudicator, and has arranged and commissioned works such as Luck Be a Lady Tonight, Play That Funky Music, Back in U.S.S.R., Funky Nassau, Again I Say Rejoice, Lift Up, Days Gone By, and Endless Stars. Recordings include The Movement, Revisited with Christian McBride and The Detroit Jazz Festival Orchestra, At the Cannibal’s Prayer Breakfast and Tromba Mundi: Music for Trumpet Ensemble.

Recent Grants include Visual and Digital Instructional Laboratory Technology Grant for a technology-based research project and Chancellor’s Small Grant awarded jointly for Faculty Jazz Combo (University of Minnesota).