Dr. Scott Watson is Associate Professor of Music at Cairn University (Langhorne, PA). For 35 years prior he was an instrumental and elective music teacher in the Parkland School District (Allentown, PA), first as high school Director of Bands, then as coordinator of the elementary band/strings program across the district, one of the largest in Pennsylvania. Watson was recognized by the Parkland School District with a 2015 Parkland Pride Award for outstanding achievement. In 2020 he was awarded the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 10 Citation of Excellence in Teaching Award; and in 2022 he received the Phi Beta Mu (Nu Chapter) Outstanding Contributor Award (only the 6th Pennsylvanian so honored).

Watson is also a frequently commissioned composer with more than 100 published works for band and strings at all levels that have been performed around the world at venues including the Academy of Music (Philadelphia), the Midwest Clinic (Chicago) and the White House (Washington, D.C.). He is an exclusive composer/clinician for Alfred Publications and a contributor for their Sound Innovations band series. Watson has presented numerous workshops/clinics for music educators around the U.S. and in Canada and Australia, frequently serves as guest conductor/clinician for honor/festival bands, and is the author of the highly regarded music education text, Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity (Oxford University Press). To learn more, visit www.scottwatsonmusic.com.



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