A. Scott Watson

    Adjunct Professor, School of Music

    • DMA in Composition, Temple University
    • MMus, Temple University
    • BS 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 Education
    • Instrumental Music
    • Composition
    • Music Technology


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


    • Approximately 100 compositions and arrangements for band, orchestra, and chamber ensembles at all levels (Alfred, Hal Leonard, Wingert-Jones, TRN Publishers, Trillenium, etc.)
    • Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity (Oxford University Press, 2011)

    Teaching at Cairn since 2009

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