Adjunct Professor, School of Music

  • DMA in Composition, Temple University
  • MMus, Temple University
  • B S in Music Education, West Chester University

Dr. Scott Watson is a veteran K-12 music teacher, frequently published and commissioned composer, and highly regarded music education technology specialist. Watson has presented music technology workshops for hundreds of K-12 music educators in school districts and state/national conferences in more than a dozen states, Canada, and Australia.

He serves on the Board of Directors for TI:ME (Technology for Music Education) and is a MakeMusic/Finale Clinician. A favorite theme in all his teaching is using technology to draw out authentic creative expression via project-based learning.

Watson’s compositions have been called “beautiful and interesting” (The Instrumentalist) and “written with supreme craft” (Percussive Notes) and includes several dozen best-selling published works for concert band and orchestra at all levels. Watson is an exclusive composer for Alfred Publications’ Challenger concert band series.

Academic Specialties & Interests:
Music Technology


  • Nationally recognized music education technology specialist
  • Frequently commissioned and published composer
  • Veteran instrumental music teacher

Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity (Oxford University Press, 2011)

Teaching at Cairn since 2009

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