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Northern Arizona University
PhD University of Arizona
Louise Scott is Professor of Violin and Pedagogy in the School
of Music. She received her doctorate from the University of Arizona in
1980 and came to NAU, first as part-time faculty in 1977, and then full-time in
1984. Her major teachers include; Walter Verdehr, Josef Gingold, Tadeusz
Wronski, John Kendall and John Ferell.
In her music career over the past thirty years, she has
performed in the:
- North Carolina Symphony
- Aspen Symphony
- Tucson Symphony
- Memphis Symphony
- Lansing Symphony
- New Jersey Symphony
- Arizona Opera Orchestra
- Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra
Since 1993, she has been Concertmaster for the
Arizona Opera, an Opera company based in Phoenix and Tucson that is regularly
reviewed by Opera News. She was also
Assistant Concertmaster for the two summer series of Ring cycles performed by
the Arizona Opera in Flagstaff (1996 and 1998). She has also been
Concertmaster for the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra since 1985.
In addition to her orchestral work, she has been a longtime
active member of the NAU Faculty Chamber Music Series. She has been
actively involved in national string teaching organizations, including the
Suzuki Association of the Americas and the American String Teachers
Association, where she served as state President from 1990 to 1992.
She regularly gives clinical workshops across the country in
violin, especially with advanced students in the Suzuki method. Recent summer
Suzuki workshops include the Hawaii Suzuki Institute, the NAU Suzuki Institute,
the Alaska Suzuki Institute, the Black Hills Advanced String Camp, the Oregon
Suzuki Institute and the Stanford Advanced String Camp.
Dr. Scott initiated Suzuki pedagogy courses at NAU; this program
has grown to one of the largest and most well-known programs in the
country. In addition to an extensive performance schedule, she
served as Director of the School of Music from 2002 to 2006.