Assistant Professor, Director of Choral Activities
Kym Scott graduated with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Music from the University of Southern California. While at USC she conducted the USC Thornton Oriana Women’s Chorus as well as several performances with both the USC Thornton Concert Choir and the USC Thornton Chamber Singers. In 2013, she conducted members of the USC choirs in several performances with The Rolling Stones in Los Angeles and Anaheim during their “50 and counting” world tour. She finished her time at USC with a summer 2014 tour to China and South Korea, performing with the USC Thornton Chamber Singers and presenting lectures on Australian choral music at the World Choral Symposium in Seoul. Since relocating to West Virginia in 2014, Dr. Scott has presented lectures at state and regional conferences including the West Virginia ACDA and MEA conferences, and the Southern Division ACDA conference. She also conducted the West Virginia All-State High School Honor Choir in January 2016.
An Australian native, she received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and a Master of Music degree from the University of Queensland. Before moving to California in 2011, Dr. Scott taught choral music at the Brisbane Girls Grammar School and contemporary music and theory at the Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE. Kym regularly travels back to Australia where she is highly sought after as an adjudicator and clinician.