SCOTT JOSEPH JARRETT
Director of Recording Arts and Music Production Program
Music Business, Private Instruction in Guitar and Mandolin
Certification: ProTools 11 and Master Trainer, Logic Pro X
SCOTT JOSEPH JARRETT has had a thirty-five (35) year career as recording engineer, producer, curriculum developer, teacher, studio owner/operator, singer/songwriter, recording artist and multi-instrumentalist. These varied talents and work opportunities have placed him in such major music centers as New York City, Nashville and Minneapolis/St. Paul, and in prominent regional activities in South Florida, New Mexico and Western Canada. He is most recognized as a lyricist and a singer/songwriter, though his talents in the music field are quite diverse. His work as a writer, singer and producer of jingles in New York City for national clients such as Buick, Chrysler/Plymouth and Sprite, set a standard early in his career and his polished delivery as an instrumentalist, singer and contractor for jingle sessions made him an in-demand resource in that professional landscape. This kind of work led to him being selected as the Music Director of the Broadway Production of “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” for the final two (2) years of its run.
After releasing two (2) singles in Canada, Scott’s first album “Without Rhyme or Reason” on GRP records (no longer available) was recorded and produced by Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen in New York City in 1980. His first self-produced album entitled “The Gift of Thirst” was completed in 2005, to be followed in 2008 by “Aperçu”. They were both recorded by Jarrett at Monkey House Recording Studio in his home in Hudson, Wisconsin. Additionally, he worked and recorded with such diverse musical artists as Willie Nelson and Dave Grusin , Jarrett was the co-designer and operator of 39th Street Music (Cindy Lauper, The Ramones) in New York City, and has engineered and produced CDs for other artists as well including Besu, Red Horse, Rumelia, Susan Clark, Jennifer J. Holt, Steve Siekkinen, Mary Kleuh, Gazillion and Dan Musselman.
His work in the educational aspect of Audio Arts and Music Production are equally impressive as his stellar achievements in the performance arena. Prior to hic coming to SFUAD, he taught basic and advanced recording labs at Full Sail Center for the Recording Arts in Winter Park, Florida. Later, he designed, wired and operated ThunderBird Recording Studio and Recording School near Tijeras, NM, where he was Chief engineer and Director of Education. During this time he won several New Mexico “Mic” awards. Later, he became Head of the Recording Department at McNally Smith College of Music in Saint Paul, MN. There, he led the department educationally through its development from a small warehouse in Minneapolis into a multi-studio facility housed in the former Science Museum in Saint Paul. He was a core contributor to curricula, facility build-out, equipment purchases, faculty management, hiring, and student advisement.
Scott is the co-author of “The Dummies Guide to Music Composition” with Holly Day. He also leads a music training program entitled “Walking: A Key to the Rhythmosphere”. This innovative program utilizes natural walking and breathing rhythms to teach music and connect with the rhythms around us, while promoting fitness through guided walks.