Organ recital by Patrick A. Scott tonight at 8pm

cacago Scott-Photo-NCOIThe Central Arkansas Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presents Patrick A. Scott tonight (February 19).

The recital will take place at St. James United Methodist Church at 8pm.

Patrick A. Scott is Assistant Organist-Choirmaster at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, appointed beginning in September 2014. A native of Picayune, Mississippi, he holds the Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance from Birmingham-Southern College where he studied with Dr. James Cook. As a student of world-renowned organists, Drs. Judith and Gerre Hancock, Patrick earned the Master of Music in Organ Performance and Sacred Music and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Organ Performance, both from the University of Texas at Austin. His other major teachers have included Betty Polk, Kathy Vail, and Betty Breland.

Dr. Scott is quickly becoming one of the nation’s prominent young organists having been awarded the first prize as well as the audience prize in the American Guild of Organists National Competition in Organ Improvisation held at the 2014 AGO National Convention in Boston, Massachusetts. While in Boston, he was also awarded second prize in the Schoenstein Hymn Playing Competition, making him the only organist to be a finalist in multiple competitions at one convention.

An active recitalist and accompanist, Dr. Scott has appeared in concert throughout the United States, as well as in France, Prague, Austria, Scotland, England, and Ireland. Prior to his appointment in Atlanta, Dr. Scott served Myers Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, University Christian Church in Austin, Texas, and First United Methodist Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.