“. . . 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.”
Editor, American Choral Review
Director of Choral Activities, Eastman School of Music
Upcoming World Premieres
On March 22, saxophonists Scotty Stepp and Paul Bro will give the world premiere of Goldfinch, a duet for alto saxophones they commissioned, at the national conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance at the University of Illinois. And on June 27, the Choir of St. Paul’s Church, Harvard Square, will premiere Scott’s Benedictus, which the American Guild of Organists commissioned for their national convention in Boston, MA.
Scott’s Music to be Featured at SCI National Conference
The Society of Composers has selected Scott’s choral work L’Invitation au Voyage for inclusion on a concert as part of its national conference. The Ball State Chamber Singers under the direction of Andrew Crow will perform it on Friday, March 21, at Ball State’s Sursa Hall in Muncie, IN.
Scott to Lead Workshop 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.
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.