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Scott Hartman, Horn

Scott L. Hartman is one of the Bay Area's busiest horn players. Mr. Hartman has performed in every horn chair in the San José and Santa Cruz symphonies, Opera San José, AMT, and SJ/Cleveland Ballet. He has also performed with the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, Merola Opera, Midsummer Mozart, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Monterey Symphony and California Symphony. His performances range from recording Lou Harrison's music for Horn and Gamelan to TV commercials to performing with Luciano Pavarotti to rock concerts at the Cow Palace. He is a first call player with Symphony Silicon Valley, the Pacific Chamber Orchestra and is a founding member of the Silicon Valley Brass Quintet.

In 2004 and 2005, one-sixth of the horns in the CBDA State Honor Bands were Mr. Hartman's private students. He is the brass coach for the El Camino Youth Orchestra. He was a guest artist and lecturer at the International Horn Society's Western US Symposium in Las Vegas in 2002 and at 'Taming the Beast' at UC Santa Barbara in 2006. He has been a soloist with the South Valley Symphony (Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #2 and Mozart's Concerto #4), the Mission Chamber Orchestra (Larssen's Concertino), the West Valley Symphony (Haydn's Concerto #1) and the Cupertino Symphonic Band (Saint-Saens' Morceau de Concert). Mr. Hartman is a frequent clinician and coach and is the author of The Music Teacher's Horn Handbook.

Mr. Hartman attended San José State University and the Universidad Politécnico in Mexico City. His horn teachers include two principal horns of the SF Symphony and two from the NY Philharmonic. Before becoming a full time horn player and teacher in 1998, he had been a kitchen designer, newspaper publisher, cooked in a French restaurant and was a manager at Apple Computer.