Scott Whetham



Photo by: Douglas Dollars

Scott Whetham joined the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra as Principal Tuba in 1984, and with them has performed the concertos of John Williams and Vaughan Williams.

Highlights over the years include the "Northern Lights Tour", moving into the new Winspear Centre, and performing at Carnegie Hall. Other orchestras and ensembles with which he has performed include the Calgary Philharmonic, the RCA Band, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Peru and Broadway's touring production of Annie. He has taught at the University of Alberta, MusiCamp Alberta (formerly MusiCamrose), the University of Regina and the Banff International Festival of Youth Orchestras.

Scott began playing tuba in the North Vancouver Youth Band, under the direction of Arthur Smith. He studied with Dennis Miller (Vancouver Symphony), training further with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and at the Eastman School of Music. Attending classes of Arnold Jacobs, Roger Bobo, Richard Erb (trombone) and Christopher Leuba (horn) were additionally inspiring. He has been featured in broadcasts on the CBC as both performer and composer. His Nonet for Brass - After Emily Carr was premiered at the International Women's Brass Conference in Toronto. In Edmonton, he plays with the Tarragon Tea Orchestra (a European style salon orchestra) and Bass Line Road (a modern music ensemble). Scott collects extremely boring postcards of Canada (in which Saskatchewan leads the nation) and enjoys the biking (carless) lifestyle.