ALLAN R. SCOTT
MUSIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR
“Maestro Scott is as intoxicating as you could wish and has that all-too-rare feeling of risk-taking spontaneity.”
“Maestro Scott is on a mission to bring music to the people, and if his music is as infectious as he is, then it’s only a matter of time.”
Completing his first decade as Music Director of the Helena Symphony, Maestro Allan R. Scott has been noted as one of North America’s most dynamic young figures in symphonic music and opera. He is widely recognized for his innovative approach to programming, dynamic vision, and ability to elicit top-notch performances from musicians.
As the subject of SYMPHONY Magazine’s article “Big Sounds, Big Dreams,” Maestro Scott was acknowledged for his “large orchestra view” noting, “under Scott’s leadership the quality of the orchestra’s playing has skyrocketed.”
Dividing his time between residences in Helena and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia native also marks his eleventh season as Music Director of Pennsylvania’s Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony, which is recognized among the finest regional orchestras in the Philadelphia area. In addition, he also serves as the Principal Conductor of the Wilmington Ballet Company in Delaware, and Conductor in Residence & Visiting Artist at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. For the past two season, he has also served as a guest lecturer for The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Pre-Concert Conversations.
Since 2003, Maestro Scott has served as Music Director of the Helena Symphony where audiences have increased over 400% and the annual budget tripled. Each summer with the Helena Symphony, Maestro Scott leads one of the nation’s largest summer performances with Symphony Under the Stars, attracting an audience of more than 12,000.
Acknowledged by the Main Line Times for “splendidly realizing the awesome spiritual power of the score,” Maestro Scott has become most closely associated with the works of Gustav Mahler. He regularly appears throughout the world as guest conductor. Recently he appeared with the world renowned National Radio Orchestra of Romania in Bucharest and New Zealand’s Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. This season he makes his debut with the National Opera of Bucharest in a production of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro.
Throughout the past twenty-five years, Maestro Scott has served as Music Director of Philadelphia’s Main Line Philomusica Orchestra & Chorus, Principal Conductor of Bluett Theatre, Music Director of the Rocky Mountain Youth Orchestra, and Artistic Director of Colorado’s New Artists Philharmonic where he was awarded the lifetime post of Conductor Laureate.
After studying piano since the age of five and his conducting studies at the age of fifteen, Maestro Scott developed his artistry under the guidance of some of the most prolific conductors of our time including Seiji Ozawa, and Charles Dutoit. He further refined his craft with Luis Biava, Zdenék Macal, Sir David Willcocks, and Jorge Mester at renowned institutions, among them the Tanglewood Music Center, California Conducting Institute, The Keene Music Festival, Ogontz Music Festival, and the Conducting Institute of South Carolina.
Maestro Scott is exclusively represented by Wade Artist Management(New York, NY).