Now in his 21st year of teaching at Clackamas High School, Scott conducts the
choral program of five choirs, including the 70-voice A-Choir. The A-Choir has
toured twice to Carnegie Hall, most recently in 2003, singing Magnificat in D
Major by J.S. Bach under the direction of Randi Von Ellefson. Students complete
nine months of music theory training and study sight-reading all four years.
Since being at Clackamas, Scott has instituted units in beginning conducting and
rehearsal technique for his most advanced students, vocal jazz/improvisation,
and assembled a MIDI lab for composition and ear training. He has also teamtaught Musical Theater, Theater Management, and conducted 15 musical
productions at Clackamas. In Fall 2009 he designed a challenging beginning
guitar curriculum utilizing both Spanish (Classical) and folk styles.
In 1990 he was one of six Americans invited to sing with the World Youth Choir in
Belgium and throughout Western Europe under the batons of Ward Swingle,
Frieder Bernius and Robert Shaw. He earned a B.A. in Music with emphases in
Vocal Performance and Church Music, and a B.A. in Arts Administration from
Whitworth University in 1991, and completed a Masters In Teaching in 1993.
Scott was the secretary of the Oregon Board of ACDA 1994-2004 and was the
Honor Choir Chairman for the 1998 Northwest Division ACDA Convention in
Portland. He also chaired the Women’s Honor Choir for the 2007 NW MENC
Convention, also in Portland. In June of 2010 he was awarded Clackamas’
Golden Apple Award, given to faculty members who have had a significant
impact in the lives of the graduating seniors. In November 2010 he received
radio station K103’s Teacher of the Week and was interviewed during a morning
broadcast and featured on K103’s website.
He currently chairs the Fine and Applied Arts Department at Clackamas. Scott is
co-developing an on-line music theory testing method so music teachers can
have access to a precise data pool generated in their own classroom as a result
of their own instruction. The method’s goal is to assist teachers become better
practitioners of music instruction.
In 1998 Scott helped found Summit View Covenant Church in Beaverton, Oregon
and was its worship pastor for 8 years where he recorded and helped produce
their first live CD. In the past he has served as choir director at Central United
Methodist Church and as Chapel Choir Director at Whitworth University, both in
Spokane, WA. Scott is now a worship leader with Good Shepherd Community
Church on Saturday night’s modern worship gathering, The North. He enjoys
hiking, camping, mountain biking, shooting, caving, playing guitar, reading, and
the company of his wife Stacy. They have two delightful daughters and live in
Boring, OR.