Composer & Educator
WELCOME to the website of music educator and composer, Dr. Scott Watson.
Dr. Scott Watson has taught instrumental and elective music in the Parkland School District (Allentown, PA) for 30+ years and serves as adjunct professor for Cairn University, University of the Arts and University of Valley Forge (in the Philadelphia area), as well as for Central Connecticut State University's Summer Music Institute.
He is a frequently commissioned composer with approximately 80 published pieces for band and strings at all levels. His music has been performed at venues around the world, including the Academy of Music (Philadelphia), the Midwest Clinic (Chicago) and the White House (Washington, D.C.). Watson is an exclusive composer for Alfred Publications and a contributor to their Sound Innovations Series.
Watson has presented numerous workshops/clinics for music educators around the U.S. and in Australia and Canada, frequently serves as guest conductor for honor and festival bands, and is the author of the highly regarded music education text, Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity (©2011, Oxford University Press).