Professor of Piano
Coordinator, Piano Studies
Frank E. Scott is Director
of the Piano Program at Northern Arizona University. He made his Arizona debut in 1976 performing
Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488 with noted conductor, Izler Solomon.
Dr. Scott has appeared in numerous solo and chamber music performances, including
collaborations with artists for the NAU Performing Artists Series, Flagstaff
Festival of the Arts, the Sedona Chamber Music Series and the NAU Spectrum
Series. He was a founding member of the Coconino Chamber Ensemble, a resident
chamber music group at Northern Arizona University, sponsored by the Arizona
Arts Commission and has taught and directed the piano program at the Curry
Summer Music Camp at NAU for 35 years.
His orchestral appearances
include a performance of the premiere of Willam Hill’s Piano Concerto in 1985,
the Bartok Piano Concerto
No. 3 with the Flagstaff Symphony and the Janacek Capriccio with the NAU
Wind Symphony in 1996. He was the convention artist for the ASMTA convention
held at NAU in the summer of 2000 as well as the MTNA Nevada state
convention. In the spring of 1999, Scott performed the Grieg Piano Concerto in honor of
Catharine Adel, NAU’s musical benefactress. In May of 2002, Dr. Scott
performed the Strauss Burleske
with the NAU Symphony Orchestra and in 2003 he gave the Arizona premier of
Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Piano
Concerto No. 1 with the Flagstaff Symphony. In 2009 and 2010 Frank
and Louise Scott, violinist, performed concerts together in Arizona, New
Mexico, and Nevada where they were convention artists at the MTNA Convention in
Reno. They were also featured at Michigan State University College of Music in
an Alumni Recital.
Dr. Scott has been on the faculty at the University of Minnesota-Morris, St.
Louis University, the University of Memphis and the Delta Music Festival.
He holds degrees in piano from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Michigan State
University and the University of Iowa. His principal teachers include
Elizabeth Pastor, Ralph Votapek, Joseph Evans and John Simms. In 1992 he
studied with Jerome Lowenthal in New York. He has also studied with Jeffrey
Swann, noted concert pianist.
Dr. Scott’s students have gone on to receive
masters and doctorates in piano and are teaching in colleges and
universities. In addition, many of his students regularly attend summer
music festivals and have appeared in master classes with prominent artists.