Mr. Christian G. Scott
Christian Scott received his Bachelor's degree in Music Education from The University of South Carolina in 2007 and his Master's degree in Music Education from The University of South Carolina in 2009. During his time at USC he served as an active member of the Mighty Sound of the Southeast (USC's marching band), the USC Concert Band, the University Choir and various athletic pep bands. During graduate school, Mr. Scott served on staff with the Congaree New Horizons Band (a beginning band program for senior adults) and founded the Crescent Moon Jazz Band (a beginning jazz band for senior adults). He is a member of the South Carolina Band Director's Association, the Music Educator's National Conference, South Carolina Music Educator's Association, and an alumni member of Kappa Kappa Psi, an honorary fraternity for college band members.
Mr. Scott began his professional career at Tanglewood Middle School (Greenville, SC) in 2010. While at Tanglewood, the band program tripled in size - growing to around 200 members annually. Under his direction the band received numerous awards and distinctions, including the program's first "Superior" rating at the SCBDA Concert Performance Assessment in 2015 as well as the program's first "Superior, With Distinction" rating awarded in 2016. Mr. Scott served as the Teacher of the Year for Tanglewood Middle School during the 2015-2016 school year and was awarded a citation of excellence in Music Education from Greenville County School District in 2013.
Mr. Scott also serves on staff with the Carolina HS Trojan Band and the Southside HS Tiger Pride Marching Band. He serves as a guest clinician for other middle school programs in Greenville County and throughout South Carolina, and is the Greenville site chairman for the SCBDA Solo and Ensemble events held each spring. Mr. Scott plays baritone saxophone in the Upstate Winds performance ensemble and is a founding member of the Carolina Sax Quartet.
A loyal Gamecock since birth, Mr. Scott enjoys attending sporting events affiliated with The University of South Carolina. His favorite superheroes/characters are Darth Vader, Batman, Deadpool, Iron Man and Superman. He also enjoys attending Newspring Church, jogging in downtown Simpsonville, trying to golf, playing Xbox (Call of Duty, Madden, and FIFA games are his favorite) and spending time with his wife (Rebekah), family, and friends.