Upon completion of his Bachelor of Arts and California Teaching Credential (Life), Scott Hedgecock began his career as a Music Educator that has spanned nearly four decades and included directing Choral Music ensembles along with teaching voice, piano/keyboard, music theory, musical theatre, and International Baccalaureate Music at the Jr. High/Middle School and High School levels. He earned his Master of Arts degree in 1995 in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (Arts emphasis) in order to better facilitate his work in a multicultural and diverse language state. Landing at Fullerton Union High School in 1990, he created an award-winning Choral Music and Vocal Studies Program, served as the Founding Director of the Fullerton Academy of the Arts, and led the Performing Arts Department for twenty-two years. Recently retiring from secondary education in May of 2019, Scott Hedgecock is also a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach, where he is Lecturer and Supervisor in the area of Music Education.
Scott Hedgecock has been in Service Leadership to his colleagues and the students of California for more than 27 years. As a Past President of the Southern California Vocal Association (SCVA), Scott Hedgecock served as the Chairperson for Choral Festivals, the Vocal Solo Festival, as Vice-President, and as President during the 1998-2000 term. Scott Hedgecock has served NAfME and CMEA for more than sixteen years, and his service has included leadership as Choral Representative, President-Elect, and President for the former Southern Section, and has served on the CMEA Executive Board as Vice President (two terms), President-Elect, President, and is now the Immediate Past President through the 2020 election cycle.
During his tenure in CMEA leadership, Scott Hedgecock has been part of the restructuring of CMEA including two Strategic Plans, and has been part of the continued growth of the Western Division during the “Bringing NAfME West” and “Shortening the Distance” eras, two important areas of focus that he believes should be sustained in the future of the Western Division of NAfME.