Scott A. Pappal is an instrumental music teacher with the Altoona (Pennsylvania) Area School District. He plays horn and keyboards “in the pit” for several production companies at Altoona’s Mishler Theatre, and serves as co-principal horn/principal arranger-composer for the Altoona Brass Collective, of which he is a founding member. Mr. Pappal performs with the Happy Valley Pro-Horns, an ensemble of professional horn players in the Central Pennsylvania area.
Previously, Mr. Pappal was co-music director for the Blair Concert Chorale Childrens Choir, a staff accompanist for Penn State University (Altoona Campus), and was employed as music director or principal organist for Logan Valley Presbyterian Church (Bellwood, PA), Hollidaysburg Church of the Brethren, and Hollidaysburg First United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Johnstown and Altoona Symphony Orchestras, and appeared with both ensembles as a featured soloist. Currently, he administers Encore Strings and Brass, maintains a large private horn studio, and serves as the brass coach for the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School band.
Mr. Pappal earned undergraduate and graduate music degrees at Duquesne University where he studied with William Caballero and Zachary Smith. His recent composition projects include works for the Penn State University Horn Choir, Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s “Horn Workshop,” Altoona Area School District, Hollidaysburg Area School District, Portage School District, and Clermont United Methodist Church in Florida.