Prof. Aaron Scott currently performs with The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" in historic Fort Myer, Virginia. Since arriving to the band, Scott has performed concerts, ceremonies, and master classes throughout the Washington, DC metro area and across the United States at notable halls such as the Kennedy Center, The Academy of Music, and Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. In addition to the Concert Band, he performs with The United States Army Woodwind Quintet. As one of the premiere chamber ensembles, the quintet performs frequently around the DC metro area, as well as colleges and universities around the nation.
Scott previously served as principal clarinet of the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra in Warren, Ohio. He also had the privilege of performing with The New World Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra.
As an active chamber musician, Scott has also performed in a multitude of ensembles and festivals throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. Popular music festivals such as the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, the Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca, Italy, Sarasota Music Festival in Florida, Brevard Music Center of North Carolina, and Hot Springs Music Festival of Arkansas are some of his favorites.
Scott's prior faculty positions include clarinet instructor at the Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton, Ohio, where he maintained a clarinet studio (grades 7-12). He also served on the faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lakes, Michigan.
He received a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), where he also obtained his Master of Music Degree in clarinet performance. He earned his Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education at Youngstown State University, Dana School of Music. Scott’s principal teachers include Robert Fitzer, Richard Hawkins, Steve Cohen, Richey Hawley, and Ronald Aufmann.