Dr. Arvin Scott is a multi award winning percussion artist and youth program developer/coordinator, and educator with over three decades of national and international experience.
In 2005 Scott's "Spirit of the Drum", title track from his 1999, debut, audio CD was selected by PBS for background music in the public TV, educational program History Detectives.
He was also invited by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. to perform at the 2005 Atlanta Heroes Awards (hosted by John Bon Jovi, Janet Jackson, Michael Bolton & others)--that honored Human Rights Activist and Leader Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Multi-Grammy Award Winner, Usher, Groundbreaking Artist, The B-52's and Concert Promoter, Charlie Brusco.
In 2000 Scott was a multi award winner in the 2000 Flagpole Music Awards including:
Album of the Year, Best World/Ethnic music for his debut "Spirit Of The Drum" CD, and Best Supporter for the Music Scene for his "Drumming for Success" youth program-a community-based, youth, motivational program that inspires and rewards academic achievements and provides incentives for success in life. He Arvin was also a finalist in both the "World Music" and "Jazz" categories at the 2002 Flagpole Music Awards.
Scott has toured with Blue Note artist and Grammy winner Mose Alison from 1986-91. He has performed and recorded with Widespread Panic and has performed with Roy aka "Futureman" Wooten of Bela Fleck and the Fleck Tones. He is the leader of the Arvin Jazz Ensemble. His hand drum ensembles have performed for two International Olympic events in 1996 and in 2004.
Dr. Scott also successfully balances full-time teaching at the University of Georgia with numerous percussion clinics, master Classes and workshops at public schools, universities, and community agencies. He has been honored by the UGA Optimist Club International, The University of Georgia's Center for Learning Disabilities, Sigma Delta Tau, and The Human Rights Festival, for outstanding professorship, unique and long-lasting contributions to lives of children through music, and for contributing to the success of students with special needs.
Dr. Scott has been a faculty member at the University of Georgia's Hugh Hodgson School of Music since 1991 where he has spearheaded several world/multi cultural percussion classes. Before moving to Athens in 1991 he was on the faculty of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. He is an endorser & clinician for Latin Percussion Inc., Sonor Percussion, Sabian Cymbals Inc., and Vic Firth--leading percussion manufacturers and distributors. He is a contributing writer for LP's Reading Writing and Rhythm Newsletter, the LP web site, and Vic Firth Percussion News. Dr. Scott has produced two audio CD's--"Spirit of the Drum" and "Drum Voices".
To make arrangements for workshops, clinics, concerts, and private instruction contact Dr. Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org please send Cc to email@example.com