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Associate Professor
Trumpet and Jazz
FM 173

Scott Hagarty

Dr. Scott Hagarty is Associate Professor of Trumpet and Jazz at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he teaches studio trumpet, directs the MWF Jazz Band, coaches various brass ensembles and teaches additional courses in the music theory area. Recognized as an effective teacher, his trumpet students have earned positions in the Texas Community College Band Director's Association All-State Concert and Jazz Bands, and have successfully transferred into universities across the state of Texas. In demand as an educator and performer, Dr. Hagarty has served as an adjudicator in Texas Region 14, and has given clinics and performances at numerous area high schools. He has performed at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention, Texas Jazz Festival, Big 12 Trombone Conference and at the International Trumpet Guild Conference.

Dr. Scott Hagarty is a versatile musician with experience performing in classical, jazz, new music and early music styles. As an orchestral musician, Dr. Hagarty is a member of the Corpus Christi and Victoria (TX) Symphonies and is on the sub-list with the Mid-Texas and Laredo Symphonies. He was previously a member of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony in Iowa and has performed with the Victoria Bach Festival Orchestra, Orchestra Iowa and the Rochester Symphony (MN) among others across the United States. As a chamber musician he is a founding member of the Corpus Christi Brass Quintet and performs regularly with the Del Mar College Faculty Brass Trio. As a freelance musician Dr. Hagarty continues to perform frequently in the South Texas region with ensembles and organizations like the Corpus Christi Chorale, Harbor Playhouse, Corpus Christi Municipal Jazz Band, Glynn Garcia Big Band and the Corpus Christi Cathedral Concert Series among many others. An avid supporter of new music, he has commissioned and premiered new works for trumpet by James Stephenson, Erik Morales, Roger Petersen and Heath Mathews.

Dr. Hagarty earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree with a minor in jazz studies from the University of Northern Iowa, Master of Music degree in trumpet performance from Yale University, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in trumpet performance with a secondary area in music theory from the University of Minnesota. His primary trumpet teachers include Dr. David Baldwin, Gary Bordner, Allan Dean and Dr. Randy Grabowski. He is an active member of the International Trumpet Guild serving as chair of the Social Media Committee and on the Membership Committee. Dr. Hagarty also has several publications in the ITG Journal, and serves as a regular recordings reviewer.