Greg Scholl, Principal Trombone

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Greg Scholl has played trombone in the PCSO since 1996; he became principal trombone in 2000. He is also principal trombone in the Vancouver Symphony and the Newport Symphony. Greg also plays locally in the Portland Brass Quintet and the Portland Festival Symphony. He has performed with the Oregon Ballet Theater, the Oregon Symphony, the Portland Opera, the Salem Chamber Orchestra, and the Portland Chamber Orchestra. He has performed with the Oregon Repertory Singers and the Portland Symphonic Choir. Greg was formerly second trombone in the Austin Lyric Opera.

Greg is the trombone and low brass instructor at Pacific University.

He obtained a trombone performance degree at the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied with Donald Knaub. Prior to that he studied with Peter Kline and David Brown in San Antonio, TX. Greg also plays guitar and trombone in a variety of styles with local bands Goombahttsi, ESI, the Bards of Stumptown, the Michael Vlatkovitch Trio, and the Rhythm Dogs.

After rejecting the millions of dollars people offered him to play the trombone, Greg obtained a law degree in 1995 from Lewis & Clark Northwestern School of Law. During most business days he can be found practicing law as the director of the public defender's office in Hillsboro, Oregon. He enjoys camping, hiking, comic books, parenting the fabulous Ben Q. Scholl, collecting concert recordings of the Grateful Dead, and being married to incredible principal bassoonist Margaret McShea.