Clarinet and Saxophone
Scott Richardson is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1983 where he studied with former Boston Symphony bass clarinetist Felix Viscuglia. He also received a Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California in 1986 where he studied with world-renowned clarinetist David Shifrin. After graduating from college, Scott performed with the Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra, Nevada Opera Theatre, and the Nevada Symphonic Wind Ensemble. In 1990 he joined the Band of the Golden West at March Air Force Base, California where he was Principal Clarinetist. While in California, Scott also performed as Principal Clarinetist in the Desert Symphony in Palm Springs and with the Inland Empire Orchestra, and the Mountain Chamber Orchestra. In 1994 Scott auditioned for and won a clarinet position with the Air Force Band of the Rockies (currently the Air Force Academy Band in Colorado Springs) where he remained until his retirement in 2014. Scott was featured as a frequent soloist in the Concert Band during his career in the Air Force Academy Band. His favorite solo in which he was featured is the Artie Shaw’s Concerto for Clarinet, which he performed on tours in both 2001 and 2007. Aside from performing on clarinet in the Concert Band, Scott also performed in the Rampart Winds Woodwind Quintet, and the Solar Winds Clarinet Quartet. In addition, he performed on baritone sax, bass clarinet and clarinet in the Falconaires Big Band from 2007-2012. Scott was the Principal Clarinetist in the First United Methodist Church Orchestra while living in Colorado Springs. From 2008-2013, Scott performed regularly with the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra and the Denver Municipal Band. Since relocating to Prescott several years ago, Scott was featured as a soloist last season with the Prescott Pops Symphony in John Williams Viktor’s Tale for Solo Clarinet. He is currently Principal Clarinetist in both the Prescott Chorale Orchestra and the Trinity Presbyterian Church Orchestra. He also performs on bass clarinet, clarinet and saxophone in the Prescott Pops Symphony. He recently performed with both the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra and regularly performs with the Yavapai College Pit Orchestra for musical productions on both clarinet and saxophone. He is happily married to his lovely wife Julie and they both enjoy fine dining, travelling and relaxing at home with their two feline daughters.