Professional Musician, Instructor, and Social Media Personality
A lifetime resident of Southern California, Scott Sutherland has been hailed as “the second craziest tuba player I know” by famed American composer, Joan Tower. He is a member of the Redlands Symphony, Riverside Philharmonic and has been spotted in the back row of the Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Colorado Springs Philharmonic, and San Diego Symphony. Likely due to clerical errors, Scott has performed at the front of the stage as a soloist with the San Diego and Idyllwild Arts Symphony Orchestras, as well as the Riverside and Burbank Philharmonics. He has recorded film, television and video game soundtracks - including the major motion pictures such as Pearl Harbor and Batman vs. Superman (which unfortunately are the only accomplishments notable to his younger private students).
Scott was a founding member of the international touring ensemble Presidio Brass, where he spent 11 years as a tubist and pianist, for which he continues to work with as a consultant and music arranger. During his time with Presidio Brass, he has performed throughout the US, Canada and China.
Scott can often be found behind his MacBook Pro, slaving away for hours on end adapting music. His arrangements have been performed by ensembles throughout the world, including the Principal Brass of the New York Philharmonic, famed tubist and conductor Roger Bobo, as well as chamber groups from the West Point Band and the “President’s Own” Marine Band. His “Fantasy on Porgy and Bess” for trumpet and orchestra was commissioned by soloist Barry Perkins and has been performed with the Pacific Symphony in California and the Aguascalientes Symphony in Mexico.
Scott started a popular YouTube Channel in 2016 which includes multitrack videos of film, television and video game music, featuring videos of himself playing euphonium, tuba, cimbasso, piano and percussion. In the first year alone, his channel was viewed over 500,000 times.
In addition to performing in front of audiences offline and online, Scott is a passionate and dedicated teacher. He is currently on the faculty at the University of Redlands, Idyllwild Arts Summer Program and Gene Pokorny Low Brass Seminar.
Despite everything mentioned, Scott’s foremost identity, besides being an avid beer and whiskey snob, is being a husband and father to his beautiful family. He is grateful to call Carlsbad, California home, where it never fails to be 72 degrees and sunny all year around.
Scott Sutherland is proud to be an Artist and Clinician for the Eastman Music Company.