Musical Director

Scott King ( B.Music/B.Education )

Since May 2011

Personal History

Scott King (b. 1975) began his music studies at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music (QLD Con.) in 1993 majoring on trombone and voice and later achieved a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Education from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) majoring on trombone and Instrumental Music Conducting graduating in 1999.

His professional playing career began in Brisbane performing in various Jazz Bands and ensembles on trombone from the age of 17. Throughout his playing career, Scott has played in various Jazz, Concert and Brass Bands and held the Principal Bass Trombone chair with the Queensland Youth Orchestra under the leadership of John Curro at the age of 23. Scott has also played with numerous musicians such as James Morrison, Julie Anthony and Don Burrows.

Scott began his Brass Band career at a young age with the Gladstone Municipal Brass Band under the baton of Bill Barker playing trombone. He later joined Brisbane Brass under Greg Aitken playing trombone and tuba. He has recently joined Surfers Paradise Brass Band as their Musical director, gaining this honour in May of 2011.

Scott has been an Instrumental Music Teacher with Education Queensland (now D.E.T.A or Department of the Arts and Training) for the last 12 years. He has conducted all ages from beginning students to Premier Grade Secondary students across Jazz Bands, Concert Bands and Orchestral ensembles, all the while continuing to perform as a guest trombonist and conductor across Queensland.

Since the end of 2009 Scott lives on the Gold Coast at Elanora. Previous to this Scott lived and taught music in Brisbane from 1992 -2009.

“I am extraordinarily proud to be given the honour of conducting the Surfer’s Paradise Brass Band. It is such a wonderful thing to be able to work with such a friendly and committed group of people each week.

“To be able to work with this wonderful group of musicians is a great thing for me personally; on one hand I get to work with a high standard of musicians with a wide range of experience, and can really apply my knowledge and skills to a very willing group of people. On the other hand, I get to fulfil my personal goals of conducting and at the same time work at a level that sustains me professionally.”

“I’m very excited about the future and what we can achieve as a group.”