Conductor, Intermediate Concert Orchestra, Interlochen Arts Camp
Orchestra Conductor/Fine Arts Coordinator, North Carolina School of Science and Math
M.A., Violin Performance, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; B.S., Music Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Teaching at Interlochen Summer Arts Camp since 2011, Scott Laird is on the faculty of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, NC, where he is Fine Arts Coordinator and Director of Orchestras. He earned his B.S. in Music Education and his M.A. in Violin Performance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In demand as a guest conductor, Mr. Laird’s recent All-State appearances include Maryland, South Carolina, Colorado, Indiana, Florida, Georgia and Vermont. Committed to leadership in string education, he Co-Chaired ASTA’s National Solo Competition in 2013 and was a founding member of the Board of Directors for KidZNotes, an El Sistema USA program providing classical music instruction to underserved children. Mr. Laird is an active performer on acoustic and electric violins and is known for his ability to inspire students in both the classical and improvisatory arena. His notable collaborations include appearances with Mike Marshall, Dave Brubeck, Joey Calderazzo, Mya, Believer, Lost in the Trees, and The Modern Mandolin Quartet. Mr. Laird is a sponsored artist and educational specialist for D’Addario Bowed Strings, NS Design Electric Violins and Coda Bows.