Scott Hagarty to Tennessee Tech

Scott Hagarty has been appointed Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Tennessee Tech University, where he will start in the Fall of 2019. He will also assume the role of principal trumpet of the Bryan Symphony Orchestra and as a member of the Brass Arts Quintet, both in residence at Tennessee Tech.

Prior to accepting this position, Dr. Hagarty was Associate Professor of Trumpet at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he taught studio trumpet, directed the MWF Jazz Band, Del Mar Trumpet Ensemble and taught additional courses in the music theory area since 2008. Recognized as an effective teacher, his trumpet students have earned positions in the Texas Community College Band Director's Association All-State Concert and Jazz Bands and have successfully transferred into universities across the state of Texas. In demand as an educator and performer, Dr. Hagarty has served as a clinician and adjudicator in Texas Region 14 and has given clinics and performances at numerous high schools. He has performed at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention, Texas Jazz Festival, Big 12 Trombone Conference and at the International Trumpet Guild Conference.

Hagarty is a versatile musician with experience performing in classical, jazz, new music and early music styles. As an orchestral musician, Dr. Hagarty was previously a regular member of the Corpus Christi, Victoria (TX), and Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestras. He has also performed with the Mid-Texas Symphony, Victoria Bach Festival Orchestra, Orchestra Iowa and the Rochester Symphony (MN) among others across the United States. As a chamber musician he was a founding member of the Corpus Christi Brass Quintet and performed regularly with the Del Mar College Faculty Brass Trio. He was formerly a member of the Aurora Brass Quintet, in residence at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a freelance musician Dr. Hagarty has performed with many ensembles and organizations in Minnesota and Texas like the Corpus Christi Chorale, Harbor Playhouse, Corpus Christi Municipal Jazz Band, Glynn Garcia Big Band, Corpus Christi Cathedral, St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, Exultate Chamber Ensemble, Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus, and Consortium Carissimi.

An avid supporter of new music, he has commissioned and premiered new works for brass by James Stephenson, Erik Morales, Sy Brandon, Roger Petersen and Heath Mathews. Dr. Hagarty earned a Bachelor of Music in education degree with a minor in jazz studies from the University of Northern Iowa, Master of Music degree in trumpet performance from Yale University, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in trumpet performance with a secondary area in music theory from the University of Minnesota. His primary trumpet teachers include Dr. David Baldwin, Gary Bordner, Allan Dean and Dr. Randy Grabowski.

Scott Hagarty

He is an active member of the International Trumpet Guild, serving as chair of the Social Media Committee and on the Membership Committee. He maintains the newly relaunched Trumpet and Brass Programs Database. Dr. Hagarty also has several publications in the ITG Journal and serves as a regular sheet music reviewer, recordings reviewer, and conference reporter.

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