Directors

Mr. Christian G. Scott

cgscott@greenville.k12.sc.us

864-355-6155

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, the National Band 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 was awarded a citation of excellence in Music Education from Greenville County School District in 2013 and served as Teacher of the Year for Tanglewood Middle School during the 2015-2016 school year. Mr. Scott came to Hillcrest Middle School in 2018. Mr. Scott was selected as Hillcrest Middle School's Teacher of the Year for the 2021-2022 school year and was also recognized as a Top 10 Finalist for Greenville County Schools "District Teacher of the Year."

Mr. Scott also serves on staff with the Hillcrest High School Red and Black Brigade. 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 church, jogging in downtown Simpsonville, trying to golf, trying to play tennis, playing Xbox (Resident Evil, Call of Duty, Madden, and FIFA games are his favorite) and spending time with his wife (Rebekah), his newborn son Graham, family, and friends.


Mrs. Annie Jorgensen

Email: acastilla@greenville.k12.sc.us

Google Voice: 864-788-1096

Annie Jorgensen received her Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Bob Jones University in 2020, with flute as her principal instrument. During her college education, she played in the University's Symphonic Wind Band, Symphonic Orchestra, and Flute Choir for concerts, musicals, and operas. She also earned a seat in the 2020 South Carolina Collegiate Honor Band, directed by Jack Stamp. During her senior year, Mrs. Jorgensen was the secretary for the BJU collegiate chapter of the South Carolina Music Educators Association and chaplain of her collegiate society. She completed her student teaching requirement at Traveler's Rest High School in their band program. Born and raised in Virginia, Mrs. Jorgensen grew up with her much-loved parents, two brothers, and dog (Ginger). Mrs. Jorgensen is a loyal Washington National's fan and loves participating in volleyball, soccer, swimming (and other water sports), and hiking. She also enjoys being involved at Christ the Redeemer Church in various ministries.