OCMI 2016 • Guest faculty • Bobby Scharmann


Bobby Scharmann is a current doctoral student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, pursuing a D.M.A. in double bass from the Glenn Korff School of Music. He currently appears in the bass sections of Lincoln and Omaha Symphony Orchestras, as well as in solo recitals and various small group performances.

In addition to orchestral, solo, and chamber music endeavors, Scharmann has performed throughout the United States as a jazz musician, appearing at venues such as The Jazz Kitchen and The Chatterbox in Indianapolis as well as Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. In 2014, Scharmann was invited to Ravinia’s Steans Institute Program for Jazz, where he studied with faculty Dr. David Baker, Rufus Reid, Curtis Fuller and Dr. Nathan Davis. He has received two awards from Downbeat Magazine’s Student Music Awards, and his co-led jazz septet JKS was recently featured at the seventh annual Jazz Education Network conference in Louisville, Kentucky. The septet recently released their debut album “Moonflower” and has plans to record another in the future.

Scharmann received his M.M. degree from Indiana University as a student of Kurt Muroki and Jeremy Allen, and his B.M. degree from Kansas State University as a student of Gordon Lewis and David Littrell.