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Scott Hartman
Lecturer in Trombone Yale School of Music
At YSM Since: 2001
My approach to making music is to imagine the sounds I want to play in my head as I begin and do whatever necessary to make it happen! The technique that produces the proper sound is the right technique! Observing ‘cause and effect’ guides me – and my students – as we explore the capabilities and potential of the trombone.

Scott Hartman

My approach to making music is to imagine the sounds I want to play in my head as I begin and do whatever necessary to make it happen! The technique that produces the proper sound is the right technique! Observing ‘cause and effect’ guides me – and my students – as we explore the capabilities and potential of the trombone.

Scott Hartman has taught and played concerts in all 50 U.S. states and throughout the world as a trombone soloist and with various chamber groups. Formerly a member of the Empire Brass Quintet, he is a founding member of the Yale Brass Trio, Proteus 7, the Millennium Brass, and the trombone quartet Four of a Kind. He is also a longtime member of the Summit Brass, and has been principal trombone of the Brass Band of Battle Creek since 1993. 

At the Yale School of Music, Hartman teaches a studio of graduate-level tenor and bass trombone students, coaches chamber groups, and has performed on the Faculty Artist Series and Yale in New York series. Each summer he performs and coaches brass chamber music at the Yale Summer School of Music/Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Chautauqua Music Festival and the Raphael Mendez Institute. Hartman also runs a publishing company for brass music, Firebird Editions, and has developed and produces his own line of Hartman Mouthpieces.

Hartman received his bachelor of music and master of music degrees from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. Before coming to Yale, he taught at Boston University.