Musical Director

Alan Scott

Alan Scott, born in Mobile, Alabama, is the son of a Barbershop-singing Dad and a Sweet Adeline Mom.  He sang his first solo at the age of 8 in church and then at age 12 with the Mobile Opera Guild.  Since then, he has made solo vocal appearances across the United States and Canada while completing bachelor’s degrees in Church Music and Vocal Performance. He also holds a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting.  Alan is a previous National Association of Teachers of Singing “Champion” and appeared at the American Choral Directors’ Association (ACDA) Regional Convention as baritone soloist in a presentation of the Fauré Requiem under the direction of Margaret Hillis. 
Alan has performed with the New York Choral Artists accompanied by the New York Philharmonic in Avery Fisher Hall in New York.  He sang with the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, and with the American Symphony Orchestra at Fisher Hall. He recorded the CD Sweet Manna: Early American Songs of Praise with Alice Parker and the Musicians of the Melodious Accord.  He has performed numerous roles in musical theater, opera and oratorio as well as acclaimed solo cabaret shows in New York City.
As a choral conductor, Alan founded and conducted a chorus of professional singers in New York City – The Alan Scott Chorale. Since moving to Palm Springs, he has held numerous concurrent positions as a music director and choral conductor.  He has been the Artistic Director of Caballeros - The Gay Men's Chorus of Palm Springs, Director of Music Ministries at the United Methodist Church of Palm Springs, and most recently the Cantorial Soloist and Music Director at Temple Isaiah.  Mr. Scott is excited to be joining the Sandblasters and looking forward to a great run with this chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.