BM University of
MM University of Miami (FL)
Professional Diploma Roosevelt University
Scott Tegge dedicates his career
to the performance and expansion of repertoire for the tuba and brass quintet,
and to developing the next generation through his work as an educator.
With a long-standing passion for chamber
music, Scott has performed extensively in brass quintets since the age of
fourteen, and founded his current ensemble, the Gaudete Brass Quintet, in 2004.
(pronounced gow-day-tay.) Toward the goal of leaving future musicians
robust and expanded repertoire, Scott Gaudete Brass are particularly committed
to commissioning original works for brass, and have premiered more than forty
new works to date.
Keeping a rigorous
touring schedule, the Gaudete Brass Quintet has performed at renowned venues
including the Pritzker Pavillion at Millennium Park in Chicago, as well as Symphony
Space, Kaufman Music Center, and Carnegie Hall in New York City. With Gaudete
Brass, Scott has also recorded three award-winning albums: Brass Outings (2006, self-produced), winner of the CDBaby Editors’
Choice distinction and nominee for Just Plain Folks Best Classical Chamber
Album; Conversations in Time with
organist R. Benjamin Dobey (2011, Pro Organa); and Chicago Moves, produced by Grammy winner Judith Sherman and
featuring several of its commissioned works (2012, Cedille Records). The
quintet’s latest album, sevenfive – The
John Corigliano Effect, released in February 2017 (Cedille Records), brings
a fresh perspective to the legacy of the prolific American composer with an
inventive collection of new works by five of his protégés, commissioned in
honor of Corigliano’s 75th birthday celebration.
Gaudete Brass has also presented educational
programs and concerts at The Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, Arizona
State University, and is currently an ensemble-in-residence at Roosevelt
University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts.
As an educator, Scott upholds three main performance
principles: good sound, confidence, and artistic
point-of-view. In his teaching, Scott helps students develop
their own voices as musicians through confidence building and
self-directed learning. Believing that no music is worth making if it does not sound good, he also
emphasizes developing a solid technical foundation with his students, focusing
on good habits in breathing, phrasing, and dedication to fundamentals such as long tones and scales. Scott builds camaraderie among his students to encourage them to be comfortable taking risks in
performance, and to learn how to play for each other and the public with conviction.
Over time, they learn to play beyond the notes toward interpretative performance.
In addition to coaching at DePaul University,
Scott teaches applied tuba/euphonium at Northern Illinois University, University
of Illinois at Chicago, Carthage College (Kenosha, WI), and North Central
College (Naperville, IL). In addition, Scott coaches
young musicians at the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras and
the Merit School of Music, and maintains
and large private studio. He regularly
freelances with a variety of orchestras in the Chicagoland area, and is a
frequent guest lecturer on career development, entrepreneurship, and building
successful teaching studios.