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Scott | violin

Born in Lumsden, Saskatchewan, Scott became interested in violin early on after seeing his older cousins excel at the instrument. He began taking violin lessons at the age of five, studying in the Suzuki method for seven years before moving to a conservatory approach under the instruction of Dr. Howard Leyton-Brown for the following six years. Scott was a frequent competitor in music festivals in Regina and joined the University of Regina String Ensemble while still in high school.

Scott received his Bachelor of Music Education at the University of Alberta in 2004. Throughout his degree, he studied with Alycia Au and was a member of the University Symphony Orchestra and Academy Strings under the direction of Juno award winning composer Dr. Malcolm Forsyth and cellist Tanya Prochazka. He was also a member of the Stringbeans String Quartet during this time. Scott is a recipient of the Don Wright Scholarship for Music Education.

Scott has been employed with Edmonton Public Schools since 2007 as a supply teacher where he spends a large amount of time in junior high and high school band programs both teaching and conducting. Scott has been a member of 100 Mile House since 2009 and a member of the Wild Rose String Quartet since 2012.