At the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Scott Wilson teaches in the Youth and Adult Learning Department, including in the Junior Department. He has taught at the Royal College of Music, Trinity College of Music Junior Department, and the Aldeburgh Young Musicians Programme, and he has led workshops for the Southbank Centre, Barbican Centre, and Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Formerly he was Director of Instrumental and Vocal Studies at one of the United Kingdom’s leading secondary schools for music, Dame Alice Owen’s School. He maintains a private conducting studio online, in London and in Boston.
Scott Wilson’s work as an educator is underpinned by the manual on conducting technique which he has written over the past decade. In addition, he is writing a book on audience engagement and development for orchestras - you ain’t heard nothin’ yet: The Potential of Orchestral Music.
As a passionate advocate of youth and community music-making, Scott Wilson’s apprenticeship included directing performances of community and university orchestras throughout the United Kingdom. He worked most frequently with Abbots Langley Orchestra, Hounslow Symphony Orchestra, Imperial College String Orchestra, and Kingston Philharmonia, with each of whom he was Music Director.
Scott Wilson is himself a graduate of the Youth Orchestras of the Americas’ Global Leaders Programme. He holds a Masters in Musicology from Royal Holloway, University of London and a Bachelor of Music with Honours from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.