Orlando, Florida native Scott Hartman begins his position as Principal Bass Trombone of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra in September 2014. He is currently is the bass trombonist of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Scott is finishing honors degrees in music and economics from DePaul University in Chicago, where he studies trombone performance with Charlie Vernon and Mark Fisher. He is an alumnus of the Music Academy of the West, National Repertory Orchestra, Brevard Music Center, and Bar Harbor Brass, and will be the bass trombone fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center this summer. He has also participated in International Trombone Association competitions, winning the Edward Kleinhammer Orchestral Bass Trombone Competition and being selected as a finalist in the Donald Yaxley Solo Bass Trombone Competition. Scott has diverse professional performance experience, ranging from performing in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to playing in renowned contemporary music group Ensemble Dal Niente.