Dr. Louise Scott
Violin Teacher / Teacher Trainer
Louise Scott is Professor of Violin and Pedagogy in the School of Music at Northern Arizona University. She received a Bachelor of Music in Education and a Master of Music in Violin Performance with Walter Verdehr at Michigan State with further work at Indiana University with Josef Gingold, and Tadeusz Wronski. In 1980, she completed her doctorate in Violin Performance at the University of Arizona where she studied with John Ferrell. In addition, she completed teacher training in the Suzuki Method with John Kendall at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.
During her music career, she has been a member of many orchestras including the Aspen Festival Orchestra, the Lansing Symphony, the New Jersey Symphony, the North Carolina Symphony, the Memphis Symphony, the Tucson Symphony and she has been has been Concertmaster for the Arizona Opera since 1993 and Concertmaster of the Flagstaff Symphony since 1985. In addition to her orchestral work, she regularly performs chamber music with colleagues at NAU and with her husband, Frank Scott, who is Director of the Piano Program at NAU.
Dr. Scott regularly presents master classes, workshops and clinics across the country, especially with advanced students in the Suzuki method. Summer workshops include the Hawaii Suzuki Institute, the NAU Suzuki Institute, the Alaska Suzuki Institute, the Black Hills South Dakota Advanced String Camp, the Oregon Suzuki Institute, the Stanford Advanced String Camp, the Southern California Suzuki Institute, and the Curry Summer Music Camp at NAU.
She has been actively involved in national string teaching organizations, including the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the American String Teachers Association, serving as President of the Arizona ASTA from 1990 to 1992 and presently serves on the board of the Arizona Suzuki Association. As a Violin Teacher Trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas, Dr. Scott has provided Suzuki training to many students who are now teaching in schools and programs across the country.
Dr. Scott was awarded the Northern Arizona University Distinguished Faculty Award in 1992, membership in Phi Kappa Phi in 1996 and the Arizona American String Teacher Association Outstanding Studio Teacher Award in 2011. She served as the Director of the School of Music at NAU from 2002 to 2006.
Concertmaster, Arizona Opera and Flagstaff Symphony