Mr. Scott Chamberlain
Supervisor of Music
|Mr. Scott Chamberlain received his Bachelor of Music Degree, Magna Cum Laude, in Music Education at West Chester University in May 1985. He has been a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Kappa Delta Pi since 1983. He was a recipient of the S. Powell Middleton Scholarship and listed in The National Dean’s List 9th Edition Volume I along with Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges 1986 edition. Mr. Chamberlain also received his Master of Arts Degree in Administration and Supervision from Montclair State University in 1996. |
Mr. Chamberlain started teaching elementary instrumental music in the Pennsbury Schools (lower Bucks County, Pennsylvania) from 1985 to 1986. He then taught instrumental music at Bloomfield Middle School from 1986 to 1989. He continued in the Bloomfield Public Schools at the high school from 1989 to 1992 teaching instrumental music lessons and conducting the concert, marching, and jazz band. During his tenure at Bloomfield High, the jazz band placed as a finalist band in the NJEA State Jazz Band Festival in 1991 and 1992. He was selected to conduct the Region I High School Jazz Ensemble that following year. In 1992, he accepted a position in the Caldwell-West Caldwell Schools as a brass specialist and high school concert band director. While in Caldwell, Mr. Chamberlain has taught brass lessons in all the schools, conducted the James Caldwell High School Concert Bands, Brass Choir, and Pep-Band, and Grover Cleveland Middle School Sixth Grade Band. In 2000, he was appointed District Supervisor of Music and holds that position presently. Mr. Chamberlain recently was bestowed the honor of getting listed in the 2002 7th Edition, Volume I of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.
In addition to his teaching positions, Mr. Chamberlain has stayed active as a freelance trombonist in the Metropolitan area. Throughout the years, he has shared the stage with jazz artists such as Jimmy Knepper, Urbie Green, Jon Faddis, Harold Lieberman, Robin Ubanks, John Swana, Rob McConnell, and Dave Brubeck. He and his wife, singer and songwriter Nancy Chamberlain, formed a duo called ‘Hip’ Bone Connection’ in 1997 where they have performed eclectic popular music enhanced with MIDI accompaniment in a variety of venues. You can hear Mr. Chamberlain on several tracks of Nancy Chamberlain’s latest CD, ‘Late Bloomer’.