Assistant Professor, Director of Choral Activities
Dr. Kym Scott is the Director of Choral Activities at West Virginia University where she conducts the WVU Chamber Singers, Mountaineer Singers, Mountaineer Chorus, Treble Choir, and Community Choir. She also teaches conducting, choral techniques, and choral literature, and oversees the choral conducting graduate program. She has directed choirs in Australia, Asia, Europe, the UK, and the United States, including several performances by the USC Chamber Singers with The Rolling Stones in Los Angeles and Anaheim during their “50 and counting” world tour.
Dr. Scott regularly presents at state, regional, national, and international conferences and has conducted All-State and Festival Choirs. She is currently the immediate past president and collegiate honor choir chair for the West Virginia chapter of the American Choral Director’s Association and a founding member of MASICA, the Mid-Atlantic Southern Intercollegiate Choral Association.
An Australian native, Dr. Scott received her undergraduate degree in piano performance from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and her masters degree in aural pedagogy from the University of Queensland. In 2011 she relocated to the United States to complete her doctoral studies at the University of Southern California.
Having worked with all age groups, Scott is particularly passionate about choral music in the community. She has conducted community choirs for over twenty years, and has worked with choirs for the homeless, disadvantaged, and incarcerated.
When faced with the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, Scott combined her professional past as a couture fashion designer and seamstress with the newfound needs of her choral singers and designed the sing-safe performer’s mask. The mask is now being used by students and performers throughout the United States and Canada as well as in the UK and Europe.