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Scott Wilson
Scott Wilson
Director of Jazz Studies, University of Florida

Trumpeter Scott Wilson heads the Jazz Studies program at the University of Florida. He developed a Jazz Minor and designed six new jazz courses which allow students to receive current industry skill sets and technology training as well as learn creative approaches to problem solving.

A musician and composer, Wilson has shared the stage with jazz luminaries including Benny Green, Wayne Bergeron, Gordon Goodwin, Conrad Herwig, Wycliffe Gordon, Stevie Wonder, Jeff Coffin, Shelly Berg, Denis DeBlasio, Peter Erskine, Eric Marienthal, Bobby Shew, Slide Hampton, Terrell Stafford, Ron Blake, John Pizzarelli, Ed Shaughnessy and Alex Acuna.

He is regarded as one of the world’s foremost proponents of the electronic valve instrument (EVI). In 2011, Warburton Mouthpieces released the Scott Wilson Jazz Mouthpiece, designed to be a more supportive and functional mouthpiece for young trumpet players. Wilson has hosted the Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Camp, four Juilliard Jazz Summer Workshops and served as faculty for the Jam Camps in Utah. The Garden Music School hosts the Scott Wilson Jazz Combo Sessions annually in Florida.

Wilson has consistently been at the forefront of designing online platforms for jazz education including Jazz Fundamentals 1, Jazz Fundamentals 2, Jazz Aural Skills and Jazz History. His jazz texts, The Ultimate Jazz Tool Kit and Ultimate Music Workbook, are accompanied by 35 instructional videos that cover topics ranging from jazz theory to song writing. He has served as Musical Director for Universal Studios Japan, staff composer for Grand Link World in Qingdao, China, and has been a featured trumpet soloist for Tokyo Disney Sea, Universal Studios Japan and Universal Studios Orlando. He earned two masters degrees from the University of North Texas.