Mike Scott
2023-2024 Mixed Jazz

Mike Scott is an avid performer and adjudicator, has been singing and performing for over 30 years, and has earned a reputation as a leading music educator in the Pacific Northwest. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Choral Music Education from Central Washington University, where he sang in the prestigious CWU Chamber Choir under Dr. Gary Weidenaar and nationally acclaimed CWU Vocal Jazz 1 under Vijay Singh.

Mike earned his Master in Choral Conducting degree from Western Washington University studying with Dr. Angela Kasper and Professor Tim Fitzpatrick and has reinstated and reinvigorated the vocal jazz program at WWU. He has had the great opportunity to perform with many great vocal jazz icons including Bobby McFerrin, Nancy King, John Pizzarelli, Sara Gazarek and Josh Nelson, and more. A musician on the side as well, he performed in a professional vocal jazz group named Last Call directed by Kelly Kunz (from Groove For Thought). As an educator, Mike has presented at National and Regional NAfME, ACDA and JEN conferences, taught middle, high, and collegiate ensembles, and has directed numerous traditional and jazz honor choirs throughout North America.  His ensembles have consistently earned top honors and have performed at both state and regional conferences. Mike is currently serving as the WA-ACDA Vocal Jazz R & R as well as the Director of Choral/Vocal Studies at Columbia Basin College.  He is also in high demand as an adjudicator and retreat clinician for secondary and collegiate vocal ensembles. He resides in West Richland, WA with his wife Angela, his daughter Penny, his son Ollie, and his lovely old lady cat, Agnes.


Charts & Rehearsal Tracks

Mixed Jazz

Don’t Lose Sight– https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lwKnmVAOOO4D4cj-OBsMYN2g3I8hsKA1?usp=sharing

Groovin’ Hard (*Lyrics slightly diff D-E on recording. At ms 49 couple A1/A2 stay on tied notes-others go on to the 8th note rhy at ms 50) https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1onnm6CA9dihdzi2rRhVQB4uzchS4Hnmy?usp=sharing

I Want You Back– (*baritone covers midd note on the rare 3-part split) https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1vc5JIFIoCpXsKZO19PCe6Z4WuI8-cWWn?usp=sharing

The Weather (*I let Ten/Altos share 3rd on last chord-A1s can join A if wanted)https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ApkXShNrAU8bCJbFX8ZF-t6E8JRScxaa?usp=sharing