The Walla Walla University Department of Music will begin their 2016-17 recital and concert series with an organ recital by professor of music Kraig Scott on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. Scott will perform works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Paul Hindemith, John Cook, and Naji Hakim on the Casavant organ at the Walla Walla University Church.
A native of British Columbia, Scott has made recital appearances throughout North America, Europe, and the Far East in venues such as Dunblane Cathedral (Scotland), Kirkpatrick Chapel (Rutgers University), Central Lutheran Church (Eugene), St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (Seattle), the Sejong Cultural Center (South Korea), and Gaoloumen Christian Church (Nanjing, China). He has presented master classes at many institutions including the Eastman School, Rutgers University, Pacific Lutheran University, the University of Alberta, the University of Oregon, the University of Calgary, Westminster Choir College, and for several chapters of the American Guild of Organists.
As a member of the Walla Walla University music faculty, Scott’s responsibilities include conducting the university choirs, teaching organ and harpsichord, serving as church organist, and overseeing all music at the University Church. Since assuming direction of the University choral ensembles in 2009, he and the small choir, I Cantori, have toured throughout the Northwest and to San Francisco, Honolulu, and southern California. As a guest conductor, his appearances include leading the festival chorus of Central Lutheran Church (Eugene, Oregon), and conducting the 500-voice choir of the Seventh-day Adventist International Choral Congress in Bucha, Ukraine. In addition to his work at WWU he serves as adjunct instructor at Whitman College.
Scott holds an associate degree from the Royal Conservatory of Toronto and a bachelor’s degree from Walla Walla University. His advanced degrees include a master of music degree from the University of Oregon, a master of arts degree and a doctor of musical arts degree from the Eastman School of Music, and post graduate choral conducting training at Michigan State University.
The Walla Walla University Church is located at 212 S.W. Fourth Street in College Place. The recital is free and open to the public.
Posted September 30, 2016