Scandrett picture John F. Scandrett, Ed.D.
Associate Professor


Phone: 724-357-4814

Office Hours:
By Appointment

MUSC 240/632, Technology in the Music Classroom
Applied Horn and Horn Ensemble

Jack Scandrett, joined the IUP faculty in 1980 as a part-time instructor in horn. In 1981 he was appointed to a full-time permanent position teaching horn and music theory. A pioneer in using computer technology in teaching, he established the first computer lab in the Music Department in 1984 with software for aural skills and composition. Over the past two decades, Jack has been involved in many areas of the University and Music Department and served as department chair from 1996-2000. He is a member of both the IUP Woodwind Forum and the Hoodlebug Brass. He is also a member of the Keystone Wind Ensemble with whom he has recorded almost a dozen CD's.

Jack is a graduate of Wittenberg University and the University of Wisconsin where he studied with John Barrows. He played horn in the Indianapolis Symphony and New Jersey Symphony before returning to his native Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he continued his studies with Forrest Standley. For the past 30 years he has been a leading freelance performer in the Pittsburgh area playing everything from pop to Grand Opera and performing with artists ranging from Rod Stewart and Tom Jones to Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavorotti. He has been principal horn for the Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Orchestras as well as the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera Orchestra, the Johnstown, McKeesport and Westmorland Symphony Orchestras. For 25 years he was a member of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble and a soloist for that group on many occasions both in Pittsburgh and New York. Presently he plays third horn in the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra and recently completed an Ed.D. in Instructional Design and Technology at the University of Pittsburgh.