Regional Education Artist - North Carolina - United States
OverviewScott Christian is currently the Acting Principal Timpanist with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and also maintains an active teaching studio in the Charlotte, NC area. Scott is founder and artistic director of the Charlotte based new music ensemble Fresh Ink, and is commissioning new works for an ongoing Timpani Chamber Music Project.
Originally from Minnesota, Scott studied with Peter Kogan of the Minnesota Orchestra while in High School. As a member of the Minnesota Youth Symphonies, he won their concerto competition performing the Mayuzumi Concertino for Xylophone.
Scott continued his musical studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music studying with Paul Yancich and Richard Weiner of the Cleveland Orchestra. During his time at CIM he earned a Bachelor of Music Degree and a Master of Music Degree. Scott taught for the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Preparatory Department for 5 years and conducted the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra percussion ensemble for 2 seasons.
From 2002-2009 Scott served as Acting Principal Timpanist with the Charlotte Symphony. He concurrently served as Principal Timpanist with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra from 2003 2008. In 2005 he was a featured soloist along with Cleveland Orchestra Timpanist Paul Yancich in Philip Glass’s Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanist and Orchestra on a Huntsville Symphony Classical concert.
Scott has also performed with the Atlanta Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Charleston Symphony, and Brevard Music Center