Scott Wright


  • BM (Music Education),  University of Michigan (1987)
  • MM (Music Education),  Arizona State University (1992)
  • DMA (Clarinet Performance), Arizona State University (1999)

At UK since: 2002

Dr. Scott Wright currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Clarinet at the University of Kentucky. Prior to his appointment at UK in 2002, he served as the Professor of Clarinet and Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and he taught music for the public schools of Longview, Washington from 1987-97.

Dr. Wright received music education degrees from the University of Michigan and Arizona State University, and he received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in clarinet performance from Arizona State University. Former teachers include Robert Spring, James Pyne, John Mohler, Stan Stanford, and the late Evelyn Angerman.

Wright has performed with numerous ensembles including the Arizona Opera Orchestra, Ensemble 21 (Phoenix), the Southwest Washington Symphony (Longview, WA), the Bloch International Music Festival Orchestra (Newport, OR), the Yaquina Chamber Orchestra (Newport, OR), the Northwest Wind Symphony (Olympia, WA), the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra (WI), and the Lexington Philharmonic (KY).  He is active as a soloist, clinician, adjudicator, and conductor throughout the United States with recent performances in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Washington, Oregon, Florida, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Texas. He has been a frequent featured performer at the annual conference of the International Clarinet Association with appearances in Columbus, OH in 1998, in Ostend, Belgium in 1999, in Salt Lake City, UT in 2003, and in 2004 in Washington DC. During the summer of 2003 Wright traveled to Greece with the Metropolitan String Quartet (D.C.) for a series of chamber music performances featuring the music of Mozart, Brahms, and contemporary Greek composers.

As a member of Duo Pegasus, Dr. Wright performs frequently with pianist Linda Halloin.  Since the formation, Duo Pegasus has performed throughout the United States and abroad in many recitals, concerts, and educational settings.  In the fall of 2006 Duo Pegasus traveled to the United Kingdom to premier a new sonata for clarinet and piano by the acclaimed English composer Michael Mower.  During their stay, they performed and taught at the Royal Northern Academy of Music in Manchester, the Royal Welsh Academy of Music and Drama in Cardiff, Wales, and the University of Chichester.  In the fall of 2004Duo Pegasus traveled to Italy where they performed and taught at the prestigious Naples Conservatory of Music.  In addition to their work at the Naples Conservatory, the duo performed for musicians from the United States 6th Naval Fleet as well as for school children in and around Naples.  And in November, 2002 the Duo traveled to Slovakia where they were featured performers in the 7th International Festival of Contemporary Music in Bratislava—the first American instrumental group to be so featured.  Their performances, which were recorded at the famous Slovakian Radio Hall, were broadcast throughout the country.

Wright spends his summers teaching children at the Young Musicians and Artists Music Festival (Salem, OR) and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Summer Music Camp.

Scott Wright resides in Nicholasville, KY with his wife Eileen and their three wonderful and energetic sons, Stephen, Garrison, and Calvin.

Associate Professor


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