Kenneth Scott retired from 33 years of public school teaching in Wayne and Oswego Counties. He was an active member of NYSSMA, MENC and a NYSSMA adjudicator of woodwinds for 12 years. In 1977 Ken graduated from the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY with a B.M. in music education and performance. Earning a MS/CAS in Educational Administration from SUNY Oswego in 1989. Ken served as Music Department Chair for three years in Oswego County before moving back to Rochester.
Ken studied clarinet and bass clarinet with Stan Gaulke and Chester Rowell of the RPO, and clarinet with David Etheridge and Alan Woy at Crane. Other studies include saxophone with Steve Mauk, J. R. Monterose, and flute with John Oberbrunner of the SSO. He formally directed the Penfield Pops Concert Band, ECMS Vintage Jazz Ensemble and currently co-conducts the New Horizons Clarinet Choir. He’s a member of the Penfield Big Band, Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, Music Educators’ Big Band, Southern Tier All-Star Jazz Band and New Energy Jazz Orchestra.