A Bit About Me
Connor Scott is earning his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Choral Music at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. There, he works as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and Associate Conductor of the Apollo Chorus. He is also Music Director at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church in Costa Mesa, California. Connor was given the Jeff Sandquist Presidential Award of Excellence by the Missouri Choral Directors Association in 2021. Connor was the Choir Director at Parkway South High School in St. Louis, Missouri (2018-2021) where he directed all vocal music activities including six choirs, voice lessons, and musicals. He won 3rd place in the American Prize for Choral Conducting, High School Division in 2021 for his work with the Parkway South High Choirs.
He finished his fifth year of teaching in the Parkway School District and he was previously choir director at Northeast Middle School. Connor was awarded the South High National Honor Society Teacher of the Month Award in February 2021; the voting student members said Mr. Scott is "an amazing teacher. Everyday he brings so much energy into choir and we all appreciate it so much! He not only teaches us how to sing as a choir, but how to sing as an individual. Thank you, Mr. Scott for creating such a positive environment!” Mr. Scott and the Parkway South Advanced Chamber Choir were chosen as National Finalists for the American Prize in Choral Conducting, High School Division for 2021. The Missouri Choral Directors Association awarded him the Jeff Sandquist Presidential Award of Excellence in 2021 for his work as the statewide All-District Choir Coordinator during the pandemic.
In 2020, Mr. Scott was nominated for the Pillar of Parkway Award and the Albert Award for exceptional early career teachers in the Parkway Schools. In 2017, he earned the Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award given by the Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Mr. Scott earned a Master's Degree from the University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music in 2020. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree from Webster University with Music Departmental Honors and as a Buder and Fossett Endowed Scholar. Mr. Scott won 1st Place in the Southwestern Division American Choral Directors Association Undergraduate Conducting Competition in 2016.