Associate Professor of Music
Office: Price Doyle Fine Arts 525
Scott Erickson is Associate Professor of Music at Murray State University where he teaches oboe, bassoon and saxophone; woodwind methods and woodwind chamber ensembles. He received his undergraduate degree in music education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he studied with Marc Fink (oboe) and Richard Lottridge (bassoon). He earned a masters degree in woodwind instruments from the University of Michigan where he studied with Harry Sargous (oboe), Hugh Cooper (bassoon) and Don Sinta (saxophone).
Mr. Erickson’s students have had much success in Kentucky Music Teacher’s Association competitions and Kentucky All-Collegiate Band auditions. His high school students have achieved similar honors in KMTA and Kentucky All-State ensemble auditions. Former students of Mr. Erickson have served on faculties at universities in Texas and Indiana while another former student is a member of the West Point Band.
Mr. Erickson maintains an active performance schedule, which includes solo and chamber music performances. He has performed with various regional orchestras in the Midwest and is currently playing principal oboe in the Paducah Symphony and principal bassoon in the Jackson Symphony. In addition to teaching and performing, he has served as a clinician at state conferences of the Kentucky Music Educator’s Association, the Kentucky Music Teachers Association and the College Music Society. Mr. Erickson served on the instrumental faculty of the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts from 1989-2000.
In the Department of Music at Murray State University, Mr. Erickson serves as unit chair of the Instrumental Unit and is also a member of the Executive Committee.