Dr. Arvin Scott

About Dr. Scott

Dr. Arvin Scott is a multi-award winning percussion artist, motivational youth program developer and educator 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".
Dr. Scott & his Drumming For Success, motivational youth program were  featured  on CNN's HLN's "Leaders with Heart". And he was  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. This was an all volunteer "Grammy In The Schools" production  to raise funds to support music education & performance programs in schools.

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. 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 World  Olympic Opening Ceremonies: 1996 and  2004. 

Dr. Scott retired in 2018 from 27 yrs of full-time percussion faculty the University of Georgia.  He was nominated in 2015 for the University of Georgia’s Franklin College Excellence in Teaching Award.

He has been honored by the UGA Optimist Club International, The University of Georgia's Center for Learning Disabilities,The Golden Key International honor Society-The Worlds Premier Academic honor Society,  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.

 Before moving to Athens in 1991 he was on the faculty of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. Dr. Scott has produced three audio CD's--"Spirit of the Drum", "Drum Voices", & "World Beat Nu Jazz".  Arvin Scott CD's are available at iTunes, Amazon,& CD baby.com