Scott Marsh is a trombonist, composer/arranger, engraver, educator, and conductor from the Cleveland, Ohio area.
Scott is a versatile player, solid band member, and a first call sub performing with many different groups covering many different styles. His sight-reading abilities are at the highest of levels and his many musical experiences allow him to enhance his performance with stylistically appropriate nuances. Scott is also an experienced band leader, currently leading Bone-afide, an 8-piece jazz ensemble featuring a front line of 5 trombones backed by a traditional rhythm section.
As an arranger, Scott is often called upon by high school and college marching band directors; he has completed 7 full marching band shows and a handful of stand-alone charts. He has arranged for other ensembles as well, including flute trio, trombone ensembles, saxophone quartet, big band, jazz combo, chorus, and more. He has worked as a freelance engraver and has completed work for Warner Bros., Hal Leonard, and Oxford publishing companies.
Having taught privately on and off over the last 20 years and having taught over 55 band camps, Scott is highly experienced in the education field. He has also given clinics to high school and college level audiences on numerous topics including Sight Reading, Scales, and Rhythm Bank Studies. Scott has also adjudicated high school jazz and show choir festivals; and has been a part of many pre-contest clinics with all types of ensembles at the high school level. Scott’s ability to conduct any ensemble from elementary school to the professional level, has given him the opportunity to be a guest conductor over the years with several different groups. He currently is the Director of Choirs at First Christian Church in Wadsworth, OH.
Scott studied jazz at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland with Ernie Krivda, Steve Enos, and Joe Hunter. He started his undergraduate studies at Ohio University, studying with legendary trombone professor Reginald Fink. After Fink passed away, Scott joined the United States Marine Corps. He was stationed in Kaneohe Bay, Hawai’i with the Marine Forces Pacific Band playing in the ceremonial/marching band, concert band, big band, jazz combo, dixieland band, brass quintet, and show band; he was also the assistant staff arranger for the band. After being honorably discharged from the USMC, he taught high school and middle school band as the Assistant Band Director in the Brooklyn City School District in Brooklyn, Ohio for two years.
In the fall of 2004 Scott, started at Kent State University in order to finish his trombone performance degree. Scott was the principal trombonist in the University’s orchestra, wind ensemble, and top jazz band. He also became the field commander and staff arranger for the marching band, the student leader of the jazz ensembles, and the undergraduate Assistant of Bands. While at KSU, he received the Walter Watson Jazz Award and the Terry Metcalf Outstanding Band Member Award. After KSU, Scott went on to Penn State University to study with esteemed trombonist and professor Mark L. Lusk to pursue his graduate degree. After Penn State, he moved around the Midwest until the Summer of 2016 when he moved back to Northeast Ohio to lay down roots and to be a part of the ever growing music scene here.
Currently, Scott lives in Parma with his beautiful wife, Emily; is a member of Ernie Krivda’s Fat Tuesday Big Band, is the leader of Bone-afide, and the Director of Polar Vortex.
Scott can be contacted at (330) 217-2234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.