Co-director of Jazz Bands at Princeton High School, Princeton, NJ since 2008.  The top studio band are state champions two years in a row, 2008 and 2009.  Before being asked to join the faculty at Princeton, Mr. Grimaldi was the director of the Jazz Orchestra and woodwinds teacher at Cranbury School, Cranbury, NJ, from 1997 - 2008 where his students continue the feeder program for Princeton.

 

Adjunct faculty member of the Fine Arts Dept. at Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY since 1989 as director of the jazz band and teaching various music courses.  In addition, Mr. Grimaldi has also taught music courses at Brookdale College and Kean University in New Jersey.

 

L.A. Sax artist/clinician since 1995, demonstrating various L.A. Saxophones at both the New York and New Jersey M.E.N.C. conventions. In addition to appearing on two L.A. Sax promotional CDs and posters, his “Artist Transcriptions” column in the L.A. Sax Times featured his transcriptions of various L.A. Sax artists’ improvised solos. Scott plays an L.A. Alto with copper neck/bow and black cherry body, an L.A. Soprano with a high “G” key and custom swirl colors and a straight L.A. Sopranino Sax.

 

Mr. Grimaldi is a certified music educator, giving private woodwind lessons (beginner to advanced levels) since 1981.  A number of his students have won auditions with organizations that include the CJMEA Regions & All-State Bands/Orchestras, NJ Youth Symphony, NJPAC Jazz For Teens and accepted at various music conservatories/ colleges as music majors.

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