Professor of Clarinet
Department(s)Instrumental Studies, Woodwinds
John Scott is Professor of Music in Clarinet at the University of North Texas. Mr. Scott was a member of the Richardson Symphony Orchestra (1987-2011), and has performed with such orchestras as the Dallas Symphony and the Ft. Worth Symphony, and as a recitalist and clinician throughout the United States. His performances have included the Victoria Bach Festival in Texas, the New York University Contemporary Music Festival, performances in Denver, Tempe, Lubbock, Salt Lake City, San Juan, Los Angeles, Ostend, Stockholm, London, Porto, Paris, Assisi and Tokyo as well as in recitals and teaching throughout Taiwan. He performs regularly with Chamber Music International (Dallas, TX). Recordings include "Birdsongs, Romantic Chamber Music of Arthur Bird," “Equipoise” and “Wild Exotic Dances.” He is a member of the Texas Clarinet Consort.
He has been a member of the University of North Texas College of Music faculty since 1981. Prior to joining the UNT faculty he taught at Susquehanna University (PA) and Augusta State University (GA). He earned both the Master of Music and Doctor of Music degree in applied woodwinds and music literature from Indiana University (Bloomington), where he was a clarinet student of Henry Gulick.
His former students have held positions in numerous orchestras, schools, colleges and universities throughout the United States and in premier military bands in Washington, D.C. Several have been winners, semi-finalists and prizewinners in the I.C.A. Young Artist Competition and Orchestral Competition.
He has served as Music Review Editor, and Advertising Manager for The Clarinet, journal of the International Clarinet Association, and as Chair of the Division of Instrumental Studies and Associate Dean of Admissions in the College of Music at the University of North Texas. He is an artist-clinician for Buffet-Crampon and D’Addario.