Scott Pool currently serves as the Academy Director of the Talis Music Festival & Academy in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is an Assistant Professor of Music at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi where he teaches Applied Bassoon and Chamber Music. He is also on the chamber music faculty of the Orfeo International Music Festival (Italy). A resident of south Texas, Scott is a frequent recitalist across the nation and abroad with appearances at numerous festivals in addition to solo engagements. His passion for teaching and passing the knowledge of the bassoon to younger generations is manifest in the accomplishments of his private studio. Recognized as a Moosmann Artist by master bassoon maker, Bernd Moosmann, Scott's performances have taken him throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia, programming both the standard repertoire and new compositions for the bassoon. As an avid proponent of new music, Scott has played an active role in the commission of both established and emerging contemporary composers, including Gernot Wolfgang, Miguel del Aguila, Rafael Mevorach, Gene Pritsker, Katherine Hoover, Jenni Brandon and Sunny Knable among many others. Scott's festival performances include featured performances at RioWinds (Brazil), the Festival of New American Music (California), and numerous appearances at International Double Reed Society conferences.
Published recordings can be heard on Song of the Redwood Tree: Bassoon Works of Sunny Knable (2020, MSR Classics) The Woodwind Music of Robert Fruehwald, Vol.II (2015) privately released, Revelations (2014, EPR), Eastern Discoveries (2014 MSR Classics), Vocalise (2013, Mark), his first solo CD and Landscapes: The Double Reed Music of Daniel Baldwin (2010, Mark). He has served as principal bassoon with the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra and the Albany (GA) Symphony Orchestra, the Savannah Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra and Victoria Symphony Orchestra (TX), the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the Plano Symphony Orchestra (TX), the Tucson Pops, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. His primary bassoon teachers have been Carl Rath of Appleton, Wisconsin and Will Dietz of Tucson, Arizona.
Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Talis Music Festival and Academy
As a Moosmann artist, I perform solely on these wonderful bassoons. I had played on Moosmann for many years before being approached as a representative artist for Mr. Moosmann. The flexibility of these instruments make playing both contemporary and traditional literature the easiest of any instrument I have tried. Moosmann bassoons also have a tonal spectrum I have not found in other makers. There are many great bassoons on the market and some equally talented bassoonists playing them, but Moosmann takes the bassoon to a new level of artistry allowing the performer to live and breathe within the creation of sound.
I currently play the following two bassoons depedning on the venue and type of performance. To round out the arsenal, The Moosmann contrabassoon is one of the smoothest contras I've tried, while the Nobel minibassoon is a fun novelty that adds a nice "soprano" voice to the bassoon family.