Dr. Scott Anderson

Dr. Scott Anderson

Guest Conductor for the 21-22 ISCS Season (December)

Scott Eric Anderson conducts the ISU Chamber & Concert Choir, the Camerata Singers, and teaches Choral Conducting, Choral Methods, and voice. Dr. Anderson has received Idaho State University’s Master Teacher and Outstanding Public Service awards on three occasions. He was awarded the Idaho State University Alumni Association’s Faculty Achievement Award in 2011, and Idaho State University’s Distinguished Public Service Award in 2013.

Dr. Anderson received the Bachelor of Arts in Music from Whitworth College, the Master of Music from Westminster Choir College, and the Doctor of Musical Arts from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He has studied conducting with such eminent teachers as Eph Ehly, Joseph Flummerfelt, Allen Crowell, Frauke Hassemann and many others.

As Director of Choral Activities at Idaho State University, Anderson has led the Idaho State University Chamber Choir or Camerata Singers on performance tours of more than 25 countries over the past two decades. The Camerata Singers traveled through Spain and Portugal in July 2013, giving concerts in eight cities. Members of Camerata Singers also performed the Verdi REQUIEM in Carnegie Hall on May 24, 2015, and served a two week choral residency on the Greek island of Syros in July, 2017. Dr. Anderson conducted the ISU Chamber Choir in seven performances while on tour in the British Isles, May 9-21, 2016. The Chamber Choir has been invited as one of seven University choirs to perform at the Northwest Division Conference of the American Choral Directors Association in Portland, Oregon on March 11, 2018.

Anderson serves as the Artistic Director of the Idaho International Choral Festival where choral groups from around the world join together in Pocatello, Idaho, for a week of choral performances, conducting master classes and artistic and cultural exchange. He has conducted more than 100 choral festivals, including All State Festivals, Regional MENC or ACDA Honor Choirs in 17 states and Canada. He has served the American Choral Directors Association in state, divisional, and national offices, and has been featured as guest conductor, lecturer and teacher throughout the United States and abroad.