Short Personal Description:
Scott Schlup is currently serving as director of bands at Rocky Mountain High School (Ft. Collins CO), following a sixteen year experience as Director of Bands at Lesher Junior High School. In addition to his work in the Poudre School District, Scott became the Musical Director of the Loveland Concert Band in 2000, after a seven year engagement with the Northern Colorado Concert Band. His involvement with community music groups includes work with the Fort Collins Flute Choir and the Fort Collins Wind Symphony, where he has conducted and currently serves as President of the Board of Directors. Scott was instrumental in the creation of the Fort Collins Wind Symphony Brass - a professional brass choir based out of Fort Collins.
Scott works internationally at various summer music camps, including the LeBam Summer International Band Camp in Beirut, Lebanon and the International Orchestra Camp held bi-annually in Lüchow, Germany. Scott also is on the staff for the Colorado Ambassadors of Music which takes over 350 students to Europe every-other summer to perform a series of concerts in eight different European countries.
Educational and Professional Background:
Scott is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado (Bachelors 1990, Masters, 1997) where he holds degrees in both music education and music performance. In 1997 Scott received the Deans Citation for Academic Excellence from the University of Northern Colorado and in 1995 Scott was recognized as a Distinguished Teacher of the Year in Fort Collins. Among his major teachers are Dr. Ken Singleton, Dr. Elza Daugherty and Mr. William Pfund. Scott is a member of ASBDA, CMEA, CBA, PKL, KKY and ITG.
As a performer, Scott has performed with the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra and the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with such notable musicians as Crystal Gale and Buddy Rich. Currently, Scott plays trumpet with the Fort Collins Wind Symphony and the Exquisite Brass Quintet.
Courses currently teaching at Rocky and previous courses taught at Rocky:
Period 1 - Rocky Mountain Winds
Period 4 - Percussion Class or Music Theatre Production
Periods 0, lunch and afterschool - Various chamber music ensembles
Marching Band Director and Spirit Band Director
What does the Lobo Way mean to me?:
The Lobo Way to me is a matter of service above self. I strive both personally and in our music classes at Rocky Mountain High School to demonstrate that each person is an essential piece of the whole, and their willingness to recognize that they are part of something greater. When they are willing to serve that greater purpose with passion and dedication, that greater purpose can be something truly amazing.