Scott Muntefering

Associate Professor of Music Education / Eugene and Ruth Weidler Drape Distinguished Professor in Music

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Dr. Scott Muntefering is the Eugene and Ruth Weidler Drape Distinguished Professor in Music Education at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa where he teaches instrumental music education courses and applied trumpet, supervises student teachers, and serves as director of the Wartburg Trumpet Choir and past director of the Symphonic Band.

His research in the history of band music and music education in the Midwest has been presented at numerous music and history conferences including the International Historic Brass Symposium, the International Women’s Brass Conference, the Northern Great Plains History Conference, and the NAfME Symposium on the History of Music Education. He has also published articles in the Journal of Band Research, the South Dakota Musician, and the Woman Conductor. He has held public/private school teaching positions in Iowa, South Dakota, and North Dakota and served as the Director of Instrumental Music at Dakota Wesleyan University and Director of the Sioux Empire Youth Orchestra Wind Ensemble in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Dr. Muntefering serves as a guest director, soloist, and adjudicator throughout the Midwest and is currently the principal trumpet of the Wartburg Community Symphony Orchestra and co-principal trumpet of the Waterloo Municipal Band. He has also performed extensively with many regional musical organizations including the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, the Fargo-Moorhead Opera, the Grand Forks Symphony, the South Dakota Symphony, the Jazz Arts Group of Fargo, and the Dakota Wind Ensemble. He has performed at the International Trumpet Guild Conference, the Vintage Band Festival, and the International Historic Brass Symposium as a member of the Kentucky Baroque Trumpets.

Dr. Muntefering received the Bachelor of Music Education degree and Master of Music degree in trumpet performance from the University of South Dakota. He has the distinction of being the first recipient of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in trumpet performance from North Dakota State University.