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Scott Tucker

Scott Tucker is the P. E. Browning Director of Choral Music at Cornell University, where he conducts the Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club. He also oversees the activities of the Cornell Chorale, Chamber Singers, and music for Sage Chapel. Under Scott’s leadership, the Cornell choirs have collaborated with such acclaimed artists as Anonymous 4, Peter Schreier, and Samité Mulondo, and were featured on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion hosted by Garrison Keillor. Recently, the Glee Club appeared at the American Choral Director’s Association National Conference in Oklahoma City, and the combined chorus and glee club performed Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.

Scott is an active clinician in areas as diverse as male singing, new repertoire for women’s choirs, and traditional African music. He has appeared as a guest conductor for numerous choral festivals and summer music camps. He has also served as both cover conductor and guest conductor of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. He has been the repertoire and standards chair for male choirs in the Eastern Division of the American Choral Directors Association, and is a board member of Intercollegiate Men’s Choirs. He is also an active member of the International Federation of Choral Music and a charter member of the National Collegiate Choral Organization. Prior to coming to Cornell, Scott was choral director of Milton Academy and assistant conductor at Harvard University. He was also a paid tenor soloist at King’s Chapel, Boston, under the direction of Daniel Pinkham.

Scott received a master of music degree in choral conducting from the New England Conservatory of Music, a bachelor of music degree in trumpet performance from the New England Conservatory, and a bachelor of science degree from Tufts University, where he was a Presser Scholar. His awards include Milton Academy’s Talbot Baker Award for excellence in teaching, the St. Botolph Award for notable artists in the Boston area, the Cornell Student Activities Outstanding Advisor Award, and Cornell’s Stephen and Margery Russell Distinguished Teaching Award.

The Magic of Madrigals: A Choral Workshop

Here's a video of the concert presented by Scott's class at the end of his workshop in the summer of 2010.