Scott Weiss – Founder, Conductor
Scott’s first association with Libbey Bowl was as the Los Angeles Philharmonic student representative at UCSB in 1976 when Aaron Copland was the conductor. Recently, Scott served on the City of Ojai Libbey Bowl ad hoc Committee.
Scott has performed as a trumpet player in a wide variety of settings including, orchestral, jazz, blues, pop, dixieland, concert band, brass quintet, soloist, recording and musical theatre. He has performed with the Kona Brass, Chamber Orchestra of Kona, the Olliephonic Horns and Telarc blues recording artist Kenny Neal and opened for Grammy winning vocalist Dianne Reeves.
- Studied music at Ventura College, USCB, and Cal State Chico.
- Private trumpet study with Uan Rasey, (MGM studio orchestra), Bill Phillips, (Canadian Brass), Larry Weiss (father, Chicago Symphony), Paul Merkelo (Montreal Symphony), studio players Chris Tedesco, Gary Grant, and jazz legend Bobby Shew
- Studied conducting with Ronald Ondrejka (Santa Barbara Symphony) and Dr. Richard Rintoul.
- Scott attended the conducting workshop at the Cabrillo Festival with teachers Marin Alsop and Gustav Meier.
- Has conducted: Ventura County Concert Band, Ojai Summer Band, Chamber Orchestra of Kona, Nashua Chamber Orchestra, Santa Barbara Reading Orchestra at UCSB and Ojai Summer Band.
- Founder of the non-profit organization Music 4 Kids.
- Producer of several musical musical/documentary DVD’s on professional trumpet players: www.trumpetworld.net. Has filmed many of the top trumpet players in the world, including Bobby Shew, Carl Saunders, Anthony Plog, Clark Terry, Malcolm McNab, Wayne Bergeron, Jon Lewis, Bobby Bryant, the Dallas Brass, and the Canadian Brass.
- Scott attended the Los Angeles Film Conducting Intensive Workshop at Warner Brothers Studio in January 2017.