Scott Winter, piano faculty
Scott loves teaching piano to students of a wide variety of ages and with diverse musical backgrounds. Providing private piano instruction since the summer of 2015, Scott desires to share his love of music and his expertise in piano with his students. He believes in an eclectic teaching approach, engaging the student with interesting repertoire, high quality training in technique and artistry, and instruction in music theory and music history.
Scott earned his Bachelor of Music (B.M.) and Master of Music (M.M.) in Piano Performance from Towson University. He also holds a minor in Electronic Media and Film (EMF). At Towson, Scott won three piano competitions and received more than ten musical and academic scholarships, including the Distinguished Scholar Award, one of the highest honors for academic excellence conferred by the university. He was chosen as the undergraduate commencement speaker for Towson’s College of Fine Arts and Communication graduation ceremony in May of 2015, where he represented more than 400 baccalaureate students. Scott tutored music theory and music history as an undergraduate, and worked for two years as a graduate assistant to the music department’s recording studio, where he oversaw pedagogical recording sessions.
In addition to his classical piano training, he has studied jazz piano, composition, pipe organ, harpsichord, Latin percussion, and video/audio production. He has also done extensive research into the connections between mathematics and music with an emphasis in the theoretical discipline of “musical geometry.” His thesis entitled “Geometry in Carl Vine’s Piano Sonata No. 1: The Rhythm Necklace as an Analytical Tool” was defended with distinction in May of 2017.
Scott serves as church organist and pianist at Grace Bible Baptist Church in Catonsville. He is active as a composer and arranger, as an accompanist/collaborative pianist, and as a performer for weddings, graduations and other events. Twice he has served as a graduation emcee. He is also the founder and director of Scott Winter Productions, a multi-camera videography business that has recorded and edited more than seventy recitals at Towson University, Mount Saint Mary’s University, and Gettysburg College.