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Scott Edmunds web 300
Faculty, School of Music

Teaching at Cairn since 2020

Scott Edmunds


  • MMus in Jazz Studies, Temple University
  • BMus in Jazz Studies, Temple University


Originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania, Scott Edmunds is an active Philadelphia-based pianist, composer, and educator. Scott earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in jazz studies from Temple University, where he studied under renowned pianists Bruce Barth and Josh Richman. Scott has also had opportunities to perform with many influential musicians in the jazz genre such as Tim Warfield Jr., Wycliffe Gordon, Ann Hampton Callaway, Marshall Gilkes, Grammy-nominated vocalist Carla Cook, and Dick Oatts, as well as with acclaimed musicians on the European scene such as Perico Sambeat.

Scott has similarly had opportunities to perform at festivals in the United States and Europe such as the Scranton Jazz Festival and Barcelona’s Mas I Mas Festival, as well as venues like the Kimmel Center, Chris’s Jazz Café, and South Jazz Club in Philadelphia; Fat Cat, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola and The Appel Room at Lincoln Center in New York City; and Jamboree Jazz Club in Barcelona, Spain. In addition to teaching at Cairn University, Scott is on faculty at Settlement Music School, and has taught masterclasses and clinics throughout the region.

Additional Information

Courses Taught at Cairn:

  • Jazz Lessons
  • Piano Lessons

Academic Specialties and Interests:

  • Jazz Theory
  • Piano Performance