“I’m very excited to be joining the CCO! I look forward to performing with my colleagues and meeting the Ithaca community.”
Scott Leger, from The Woodlands, TX, is pursuing his Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music. Previously, he studied Music Education, Performance, and Mathematics at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts, graduating summa cum laude. Leger has spent summers at a variety of music festivals including the Tanglewood Music Center, National Repertory Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and others. He has received many awards, most recently winning Second Prize at the International Horn Competition of America. Other awards include an Honorable Mention in the Woolsey Concerto Competition (performing Oliver Knussen’s Horn Concerto), SMU’s Undergraduate Award for Excellence in Music, and being one of two winners of the Meadows School of the Arts’ Undergraduate Concerto Competition, where he performed Gordon Jacob’s Concerto for Horn and String Orchestra. As a chamber musician, he has appeared on the Yale School of Music’s Vista recital series and on Yale’s Oneppo Chamber Series. He has arranged music for horn, wind quintet, and other instrumentations, with the specific goal of adapting genres and styles that are uncommon for these ensembles, to refresh and expand the repertoire.