Scott Belck, Associate Professor and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, has had previous teaching positions at Capital University, University of Minnesota Duluth, Miami University, Sinclair Community College, University of Dayton, Marshall University and Saint Francis Xavier University (Canada). His lead trumpet credits include Manhattan Transfer, Woody Herman Orchestra, Steve Allee Big Band, Aretha Franklin, John Pizzarelli, Linda Ronstadt, John Lithgow, Donna Summer, the Van Dells, and the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. Current performance credits include The Detroit Jazz Festival Orchestra, The Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Tromba Mundi Contemporary Trumpet Ensemble, Capital Brass Quintet, Spectrum, UpBeat Brass, and Detroit Jazz Festival Orchestra (lead) as well as prior performances with the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight and the Glenn Miller Orchestra.
As a classical trumpeter, he has Principal trumpet credits with Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Pops, Minnesota Ballet’s Festival Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Lexington Philharmonic, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, and Top Brass. He has served as artistic director and conductor for The Dayton Jazz Orchestra, The Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, Miami University One O’clock Lab Band, Night Flight Jazz Ensemble (United States Air Force), Jazz Central Big Band, and The Fraze Jazz Orchestra.
In addition, Belck has given numerous performances as a guest soloist, conductor and adjudicator, and has arranged and commissioned works such as Luck Be a Lady Tonight, Play That Funky Music, Back in U.S.S.R., Funky Nassau, Again I Say Rejoice, Lift Up, Days Gone By, and Endless Stars. Recordings include The Movement, Revisited with Christian McBride and The Detroit Jazz Festival Orchestra, At the Cannibal’s Prayer Breakfast and Tromba Mundi: Music for Trumpet Ensemble.