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2016 January Young Artist Award Coleman Scott

Coleman Scott is a 2015 graduate of Franklin County High School in Frankfort, Kentucky, where he played principal trumpet in the symphonic band, solo and lead trumpet in the jazz ensemble, and principal trumpet in the pit orchestra. He was section leader in the marching band and president of the band council and accompanied his school's choirs as well. He was awarded the Outstanding Sophomore Award for outstanding musicianship and dedication, the Quincy Jones Award for contribution and creativity in multiple musical areas, and the Woody Herman and Louis Armstrong awards for excellence in jazz. Before coming to FCHS, Coleman studied trumpet independently, as his middle school did not have a music program. His freshman year at Franklin County was his first year playing in a musical ensemble. He founded and directed the FCHS Trumpet Choir and served as a student teacher for the sixth-grade brass class at Elkhorn Middle School during his senior year.

Coleman is the founder, director, and principal trumpet of the Frankfort Brass Quintet. This group performs for community events in churches and nursing homes and at weddings and other community festivals (including the 2014 and 2015 Great American Brass Band Festival), and they were recognized by Governor Steve Beshear for their ongoing community service. Frankfort Brass is a three-time winner of the University of Kentucky Brassfest High School Brass Quintet Competition. Coleman is also the founder of the Frankfort Jazztet, a group that performs for similar engagements.

Also in his community, Coleman has performed in the Capital City Community Band, a group that has performed at the Midwest Band Clinic in Chicago. Coleman is a recognized community soloist in many venues and has accompanied the Capital City Chorale. He also performed in the Central Kentucky Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Central Kentucky Youth Symphony Orchestra. He played with the Jazz All-Stars of Central Kentucky for three years as both solo and lead trumpet, where he performed with world-renowned artists Roger Ingram, Jeff Coffin, and Wycliffe Gordon.

In 2014, Coleman attended the prestigious Interlochen Arts Camp, where he studied classical and jazz trumpet; performed in various ensembles; and was named the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation Merit Scholar. He has also twice participated in Jamey Aebersold's Summer Jazz Programs. Coleman now attends the University of Kentucky, where he is pursuing a degree in music education and studies trumpet with Dr. Jason Dovel. He plans to teach trumpet/music at the collegiate level in the future. Coleman would like to thank all of his teachers and mentors who have guided him.

As the January 2016 Young Artist Award recipient, he will receive a one-year complimentary membership to ITG. Congratulations, Coleman!



About the Editor: David Bohnert is Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Wayne State College where he teaches conducting, music education, applied trumpet, and brass methods, as well as serving as director for the WSC Wind Ensemble and Marching Band. He holds the Bachelor of Music (Trumpet Performance) and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from Southeast Missouri State University. He earned the Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, where he also served as a graduate teaching assistant with the University Bands. He has done post-graduate study at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, where he completed the DMA (Trumpet Performance).

An active performer, Bohnert plays regularly with A Touch of Brass, the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and Municipal Band, in addition to maintaining an active solo recital schedule. He has recently performed at the International Trumpet Guild conference and the American Guild of Organists conference and is on the recording reviewing staff for the journal of the International Trumpet Guild.

David was selected for the 2009 State National Bank Teaching Excellence Award at Wayne State College. He resides in Wayne, Nebraska with his wife Melissa and their three sons, Ethan, Aidan, and Nolan.

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