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New Orleans based composer and guitarist Scott Stobbe’s diverse musical projects and original compositions have been performed across the continental United States, Canada, Portugal, Spain, France, Ireland, Belgium, Holland and Italy. Scott Stobbe received an A.A. degree in music composition from Foothill College in Los Altos California, a B.M. in music composition from Portland State University and a Master’s in Music from Stephen F. Austin University. He studied Jazz performance at the Escuela Municipal de Música de A Coruña in La Coruña, Spain between 1999-2001 and has attended classes and workshops with Pauline Oliveros, Lou Harrison, Michael Byron and Marin Alsop.


Scott spent 3 years teaching guitar and music theory to inmates at Salinas Valley State Prison from 2014-2017, through the William James Association’s Prison Arts Project. He also spent 20 years working at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, California where he was greatly impacted by the phenomenal musicians that played there night after night.


Contrast plays a big role in Scott’s music; he believes that consonance and dissonance have a symbiotic relationship, as do loud and soft, short and long notes, and repetition and change. 



Scott’s original music compositions have been performed nationally and internationally by The New Music Works Ensemble in Santa Cruz CA, The Cabrillo College Guitar Orchestra, Thollem McDonas, The Blue Cranes, The Quadraphonnes, Triems, and the New Music Society of Portland. His music has been featured at The Portland Jazz Festival,the Olympia Festival of Experimental Music, and the Woven Festival in Tokyo, Japan. His compositions have been recorded by The Videri String Quartet, The Blue Cranes, Triems, The Quadraphonnes, The Scott Stobbe Collection, and Thollem Mcdonas. His music has also been  featured in two full-length films: The Cedars and Beat The Shift. 


Scott believes that music is a powerful force that can uplift, heal, educate and bring people together.

Photo by Ramon Yoshimura

Select Compositions 

Circadian Melodies LiveScott Stobbe
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MetamorphasisScott Stobbe
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Matrioska Scott Stobbe
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Sheet Music Available

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