Meet the Musicians

Meet the Musicians

Get to know the amazing musicians of the Memphis Symphony!

Scott Moore

Scott Moore

Principal, The Smith & Nephew Chair

MSO First Season: 1988-1989

Scott Moore is the Principal Trumpeter of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the Chicago Symphony, the St. Louis Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the National Symphony, and the Toronto Symphony. He has recorded and performed with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, and with I Fiamminghi, the Orchestra of Flanders. Mr. Moore has served as a Mentor with the Hot Springs Music Festival, and on the faculties of the Sewanee Summer Music Center and the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts.

As a soloist, Mr. Moore has appeared with the San Antonio Symphony, the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, the Tennessee Summer Symphony, the Chattanooga Symphony, and on numerous occasions with the Memphis Symphony. In February of 2009, Mr. Moore performed the world premiere of Eric Ewazen's Trumpet Concerto, which is a new orchestration of the composer's popular Trumpet Sonata.

Mr. Moore was a featured Guest Artist at the 1994 International Trumpet Guild Conference. A review of that recital in the International Trumpet Guild Journal praised his "superbly fluid and beautiful trumpet playing". The Nashville Chamber Orchestra's 2002 Naxos recording of Aaron Copland's music featured Mr. Moore in Quiet City for solo trumpet, English horn, and strings. Classicstoday.com lauded his "smooth-as-silk trumpeting" on that recording.

Scott Moore has a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from McNeese State University. His teachers have included Charles Schlueter, Arnold Jacobs, and Michael Ewald.

Additionally, Mr. Moore is Band Leader of the MSO Big Band.