BIOGRAPHY

Scott Flavin maintains a busy and versatile career, whether conducting Classical symphonies, accompanying the world's greatest jazz stars, or premiering new works.  He is Resident Conductor for The Henry Mancini Institute and has appeared on the podium with such diverse artists as soprano Denyce Graves, the Beach Boys, Chick Corea, and Dave Grusin, among many others.  He was born and raised in Boston, where he received his early musical training, and then attended the Eastman School of Music.  He has conducted in summer festivals including the Pine Mountain Music Festival and the University of New Hampshire's Summer Youth Music School, and is on the conducting faculty for Eastern Music Festival, where he teaches alongside renowned conductor Gerard Schwarz. He has appeared as guest conductor for the Alhambra Orchestra and on the JazzRoots concert series. The HMI Chamber Orchestra, under his direction, received the 2013 Downbeat Magazine award for outstanding classical group. His nationally-broadcast conducting debut, for the PBS television special, "Jazz and the Philharmonic", aired in January of 2014. An avid educator, he is Professor of Violin and chamber music at the University of Miami's Frost School of Music, where he also teaches orchestral conducting. His students have gone on to successful performance and teaching careers, including performing positions in the Vancouver Opera, the Bern (Switzerland) Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as university teaching positions. Ever curious and engaged with new ideas, he also regularly presents classes and workshops on a variety of musical topics, and is the newly-appointed Artistic Director of the Pine Mountain Music Festival in Michigan.