Dr. Arvin Scott
About Dr. Scott
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