Scott Glysson is the Director of Choral Activities at West Liberty University in West Liberty, West Virginia. Glysson has been recognized for his achievements in conducting in both the choral and orchestral genres. As the conductor of university, high school and community ensembles, he has performed both nationally and internationally. Under his leadership as the Artistic Director of The Tucson Masterworks Chorale, the group’s excellence was recognized through an invitation to perform in Lincoln Center’s Avery Fischer Hall in March of 2014. As an undergraduate, he received the George Mason University College of Fine Arts award for Outstanding Music Student for his achievements in the area of choral and orchestral conducting. As a graduate student, Dr. Glysson was honored as one of eight finalists from across the country to compete in the National Choral Conducting Competition sponsored by The American Choral Directors Association.
Previously, Glysson served as Assistant Director of the internationally recognized Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus. While living in Northern Virginia he held the position of Director of Music at Floris United Methodist Church and teaching positions at several high schools in the Washington, D.C. area. He also served as the Artistic Director and founder of the Floris Concert Series, where he organized and conducted major-work charity concerts with chorus and orchestra. He has also held the position of Assistant Conductor of The Reston Chorale, one of the Washington, D. C., area’s most celebrated choruses.
An active scholar and educator, Glysson has presented and published in the fields of music education and musicology. In 2011 he was honored with the privilege to present his research on the motets of the medieval composer Guillaume de Machaut at the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Musicological Society. As a board member of the Arizona State Chapter of The American Choral Directors Association, he has published several articles and reviews. Glysson’s dissertation and current research is focused on the choral motets of Camille Saint-Saëns and the 19th century Cecilian movement.
Glysson holds a DMA in Choral Conducting from The University of Arizona. He also holds an MM in Choral Conducting from the University of Arizona, and a BM in Music Education from George Mason University.