Clarinetist Scott Wright is currently the Associate Professor of clarinet at the University of Kentucky, a position he has held since 2002. At Kentucky, he is also a member of the esteemed McCracken Faculty Wind Quintet. In a career spanning nearly three decades Dr. Wright has performed and taught in a wide variety of settings including the public schools, universities, chamber and orchestral ensembles, and as a soloist. Wright has performed with numerous ensembles including the Trade Winds Ensemble (Tampa, FL), Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra (Columbus, OH), the Arizona Opera Orchestra, Ensemble 21 (Phoenix,) the Southwest Washington Symphony, the Bloch International Music Festival Orchestra (OR), the Yaquina Chamber Orchestra and the Northwest Wind Symphony (WA), the Green Bay Symphony, and the Lexington Philharmonic. He has been featured as both a conductor and clarinetist at the conferences of the International Clarinet Association, College Band Director’s National Association, National Band Association, International Double Reed Society, National Collegiate Choral Organization, and the Midwest Clinic. Since 1997, he has appeared with pianist Linda Halloin (Duo Pegasus) as a guest artist, and has presented numerous concerts and masterclasses at colleges and universities throughout the country as well as in Europe, Canada, and Asia.
In addition to a busy performing schedule, Dr. Wright has a passion for music education and working with youth and music educators. He continues to keep busy as a conductor and soloist with high school and middle school bands throughout the United States, and during the summer months he serves as clarinet instructor and band director at music camps in Wisconsin and Oregon, as well as a clarinet instructor and consultant for the American Band College—Sam Houston State University. Dr. Wright holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Arizona State University.
Associate Professor of Clarinet at the University of Kentucky