Scott Abrahamson, Trumpet & All Beginner Brass Instruments
Scott Abrahamson is an accomplished educator, performer and music industry businessman. As a music educator, Scott has enjoyed a long tenure as a very successful middle and high school band director. Under his baton, his bands and jazz ensembles continuously earned superior ratings at state level band festivals as well as top honors at regional festivals. Scott also worked in education at the district administrative level as a director of fine arts and has served as an adjunct professor of music at Bay State College and Fisher College. Scott has also held a position in the retail music industry where he directed all outreach music education programs including teacher mentoring and professional development as well as created opportunities for clinicians and artist-in-residence programs.
Twice awarded a Governor's Citation for Teaching Excellence, Scott has been proud to have had private studio students who consistently achieved highest rankings in festivals and contests. He has written numerous articles which have been published in many music educator journals and music industry magazines and remains a dynamic and respected clinician and adjudicator throughout the region. Scott's professional affiliations include the American Federation of Musicians (AFM), The National Association for Music Education (NAfME), the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA), the Rhode Island Music Educators Association (RIMEA), the National Association of School Music Dealers (NASMD) and NAMM.
Although a classically trained trumpeter, Scott demonstrates great versatility in a range of styles, and has performed extensively throughout the East Coast. He has also performed in the Mid-West, Canada, and Europe. As a freelance musician in New England, Scott has enjoyed enduring success in sacred music, but has also enjoyed extensive work performing with big bands and in pit orchestras. A past member of the Ocean State Pops Orchestra, Lakeside Brass Quintet and Kindred Brass Quartet, Scott now performs with Intrepid Brass, Greenwich Bay Brass, and the DCAF Jazz Quartet.