Scott Anderson

Instructor of Clarinet, Interlochen Arts Camp

Assistant Professor of Clarinet, St. Olaf College

M.M., Clarinet Performance, Northwestern University; B.M., Clarinet Performance, Eastman School of Music

Scott Anderson was for two decades the Principal Clarinetist of the Honolulu Symphony, a position he held previously with the Grand Rapids and Oakland symphonies. While a member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra he was also an active recording studio musician. Over the years he has performed with the Chicago, Minnesota and San Francisco Symphonies, the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. He has performed as Principal Clarinet at many summer festivals, including the Carmel Bach Festival and Colorado Music Festival, and has appeared as concerto soloist with several orchestras. He has recorded solo and chamber music on the Albany, CRI and Well-Tempered labels.

Professor Anderson currently teaches clarinet and chamber music at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. He has also taught at California State University in Sacramento, the University of California in Berkeley and Davis, and Grand Valley State University in Michigan.

He completed his undergraduate studies at the Eastman School of Music under Stanley Hasty and his Masters at Northwestern University with Robert Marcellus. Other teachers include Leon Russianoff, Mitchell Lurie, Franklin Cohen and Keith Underwood; he also received extensive coaching from John Mack, Ray Still, Jan DeGaetani and Burton Kaplan.