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Scott Turpen

University of Wyoming
Director of Jazz Studies
Laramie, Wyoming
In demand as a saxophonist and educator of jazz and classical music, J. Scott Turpen has performed world-wide including the United States, Singapore, Thailand, China, Brazil, Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, and Switzerland.   His orchestral experience is extensive and includes performances with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, the Macon Symphony Orchestra, the Savannah Symphony Orchestra, and the Augusta Symphony Orchestra.  Turpen has performed and worked with some of the most distinguished artists in jazz and popular music including Stefon Harris, Louis Bellson, Eric Reed, Doc Severinsen, Red Rodney, Ernie Watts, Bob Mintzer, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Ray Charles, and The Temptations to name only a few.  He has been invited to perform at numerous national and regional meetings of the North American Saxophone Alliance and represented the United States when he performed at the XI, XII, XIII and XVI World Saxophone Congresses.Dr. Scott Turpen is Professor of Music at the University of Wyoming where he serves as Director of Jazz Studies and saxophone professor.   His five solo and chamber music recordings, Dance of the WestVerismo (with the Verismo Trio), TableauxCrossover, and Chamber Music of Jennifer Higdon (on the Dazzle Recordings, ACA Digital, and Albany Records labels respectively) have received much acclaim.  Scott Turpen is a Yamaha Performing Artist and Clinician, a D’Addario Performing Artist, and an E. Rousseau Performing Artist.