Dr. Scott Agster has 15 years of experience teaching in higher education including:
Adjunct Professor of Low Brass at Anoka Ramsey Community College, Assistant Ensemble Department Head at McNally Smith College of Music, Adjunct Professor of Low Brass at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Adjunct Professor of Low Brass and Jazz Band at Concordia University, and Adjunct Professor of Jazz History at Normandale Community College
During this time, Dr. Agster taught college courses in: Applied Low Brass, Improvisation, Ensembles, Arranging, Finale, Conducting, Pedagogy, Keyboard, Ear Training, Jazz History, and Music Appreciation. He currently teaches private brass lessons at Breck School and Mount Olivet School of Music.
Dr. Scott Agster remains active as a clinician, guest artist, and adjudicator. He will be serving as director of the Minnesota All State Jazz Band in August of 2020.
Dr. Agster's mission is to provide high quality music education to students of all ages and ability levels.
Dr. Scott Agster is also an active performer. He is currently a full-time member of several bands including: Salsa del Soul, Nooky Jones, Jack Brass Band, Blue Water Kings and the Explosion Big Band. He has had the opportunity to perform and work with many acclaimed artists and groups such as: The Doc Severinsen Orchestra, The One O’clock Lab Band, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, The JazzMN Big Band, Jimmy Heath, Benny Golson, Dave Douglas, Phil Woods, Nicholas Payton, Sheila E., Pinetop Perkins, Aaron Neville, Kenny Loggins, Slide Hampton and Trombone Shorty. Dr. Agster has also participated in pit orchestras at the Ordway Center, Children’s Theater Company, and the History Theater.
Agster earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Trombone Performance from the University of Minnesota. He also holds a Master of Music in Trombone Performance and a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of North Texas.