Composer Profile – Scott Watson

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scott_watsonName: Scott Watson
State: PA
Primary Genre(s): Contemporary Classical
Audio Sample: Aesops Fables

Biography: Scott Watson has received recognition for his music from the American Composers Forum, American Music Center, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Percussive Arts Society, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and others. His music is described as being “outstanding…with beautiful melodies and interesting harmonies” (The Instrumentalist), “imaginative” (PMEA News), and “written with supreme craft” (Percussive Notes). Performances include school settings around the world and in prestigious venues including the White House, Academy of Music (Philadelphia), and the Midwest Clinic (Chicago). A frequently published composer (Alfred, Hal Leonard, Wingert‐Jones, TRN, Barnhouse, and Trillenium Music), commissions include those for the West Chester University Wind Ensemble, Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association, Twin Falls Municipal Band (jointly with the American Composer’s Forum), Music Alliance Honor Band Camp (with funding from the NEA), East Stroudsburg School District Composers Series, Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra, and others.