Henry Sibley Orchestras
Dr. Michael Scott
651-403-7295 |
michael.scott@isd197.org

Photo Michael ScottMichael Scott earned a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Minnesota, a Master's degree in Jazz Studies  from Indiana University  and a  Bachelor’s Degree in Music  Education from S.U.N.Y. College  at Potsdam. 

Dr. Scott serves as Music Director of the Shoreview Northern Lights Variety Band, and has appeared as a guest conductor with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, Southeast Minnesota Honor Band, St. Paul All-High School Honor Band and the 2017 All-High School Honors Concert Orchestra at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Minnesota Symphonic Winds, the Plymouth Community Concert Band, and the Concertino Northeast Orchestra of the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies.

Dr. Scott has been engaged as an artist/clinician and adjudicator throughout the Midwest, including the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra's Young Performers' Competition, the Magic City Jazz Festival in Minot, ND, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and St. Olaf College. He has also served as trombone coach for the Minnesota All-State Concert Band at its summer camps. He served on the board of the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) as the Socioeconomic & Cultural Issues Chair from 2008 - 2015.

As a freelance musician (tenor and bass trombone), Dr. Scott has performed in shows at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and the Target Center, concerts with Plymouth Music Series, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, and national tours with Perry Como, the Four Tops, and the Temptations. He currently performs with the KC Gospel Orchestra.

Dr. Scott contributes articles to Interval (the Journal of the MMEA) and authored several biographies in the Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History (Macmillan), including those of Count Basie, Cab Calloway and Marvin Gaye. He was a senior editor and author of the jazz and popular music entries in the Minnesota Department of Education’s Minnesota Frameworks in Arts Curriculum Strategies (MNFACS) Project.