Adjunct Assistant Professor Scott Elliott was graduated cum laude from the Berklee College of Music with a Diploma in Professional Music (1979), holds a Master’s Degree in Music Theory from Duquesne University (1987), and was engaged in postgraduate studies in Music Theory at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati (1987-90). Classical Guitar studies with Dr. Nels Leonard, Jr., Lance Gunderson; Jazz Guitar studies with Bill Breshnahan, Jon Damian, Brett Willmott, Joe Negri, Gene Bertoncini.
Professor Elliott developed and implemented the program of guitar studies forWVU in 1995. He also served as Instructor of Guitar at Frostburg State University (1997-2006), and, in addition to WVU, holds positions as Instructor of Guitar for Washington & Jefferson College (PA), Staff Guitarist for the Upper St. Clair Country Club (Pittsburgh) and first chair guitarist for Pittsburgh Musical Theatre (formerly Gargaro Productions) and WV Public Theatre. Recent performing credits include: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Nat’l Philharmonic Orchestra; Wheeling Symphony Orchestra; Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera; Michael Feinstein; Patti LuPone; The Platters; Bernadette Peters; James Galway; Chaka Khan; many other internationally acclaimed artists and “Broadway Series” national tours.
Scott Elliott is an Artist Endorsee for Moonstone Guitars; John Pearse Strings, AER Amplifiers; Bogner Amplifiers, and Radial Engineering.