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Scott Perkins, composer

“. . . perfectly orchestrated . . . haunting . . . a remarkable and welcome musical surprise. . .”

—Terry Ponick
The Washington Times

“The choral works of Scott Perkins show elegance, depth, craft, and nobility. They are at once sophisticated and singable. I recommend this music highly.”

—William Weinert
Editor, American Choral Review
Director of Choral Activities, Eastman School of Music

Scott at 2014 AGO National Conference

On June 26, Scott will present a workshop on training church music directors to develop their choirs’ music-reading skills at the national convention of the American Guild of Organists in Boston, MA. The next day, the Choir of St. Paul’s Church, Harvard Square, will premiere Scott’s Benedictus, which the AGO commissioned for the convention.

New Publications & Recordings

Augsburg Fortress, the official publishing house of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and one of the largest publishers of sacred choral music, has accepted two of Scott’s church anthems for publication! Take My Life (SATB/organ) and The Beautiful Land (SAB, piano) will be added to Augsburg’s catalog in the coming months.

Also, two ensembles have recently released CDs featuring Scott’s music: in February, the Pennsylvania-based men’s chorus Cordus Mundi released “Tracks,” which includes a TTBB arrangement of a movement from Scott’s choral cycle, The Stolen Child; and, this past December, the First Baptist Church of Worcester, MA, released “Favorite Hymns and Anthems,” which includes Scott’s Peace I leave with you.

Scott at the 2014 Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival

This July, Scott will participate in the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival’s “Composing in the Wilderness” program in Alaska. Led by composer Stephen Lias, Scott will spend a week exploring Denali National Park and Preserve and the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve while composing chamber music inspired by the experience. His new work will be premiered by FSAF faculty at the festival.


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