Dr. K. Scott Eggert, Teacher of Piano, Voice, Bass Guitar, Theory, Songwriting, and Composition.
Dr. Eggert began his performing career as early as age 9, with acting and singing in community theatre productions, and formed his first rock band at age 12. After high school he went on to study composition at Carnegie-Mellon University, and later film scoring at Berklee College of Music. His full range of styles includes classical, pop, rock, jazz, folk, country, gospel, music theatre, experimental electronic, New Age, avant garde, world music, and microtonal. He has composed for film, theatre, chamber ensemble, and chorus; he has recorded two CDs of original world music, and has founded both a theatre company and a “green” charter school. He left school in 2000 to pursue a career in performance, and toured nationally and internationally with various ensembles over the years before resuming his academic pursuits. He received his BA in Music through Thomas Edison State University, and went on to get his MA in Music Theory/Composition at Montclair State University. In 2017 he earned his DMA at the University of Georgia in Composition and Theory. His most recent activity includes teaching music theory and composition at Warren Wilson College (Fall 2018) and Brevard College (Fall 2018-present), a new chamber piece premiering at the Mostly Modern Festival at Skidmore College (June 2019) by the Atlantic Brass Quintet, and performing with his bands Gotcha Groove and The Fine Colombians. His philosophy of teaching children: “Lessons need to be fun, and children need to reap the rewards of learning as quickly as possible. This means we work first toward enabling students to play songs that they personally enjoy, and fill in all the technical and theoretical details as we go along.”