Scott Thomas Flavin


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Teaching is one of my greatest joys – to be able to help motivated students grow as musicians is endlessly fascinating and rewarding. My goal as a teacher is to help students become their own best teachers, and use that skill to strive to ever-greater heights.


Scott Flavin is lecturer in violin performance and chamber music and Resident Conductor for The Henry Mancini Institute at The Frost School of Music.

In addition to his extensive teaching, he enjoys an incredibly versatile musical career. He is a highly sought-after concertmaster, serving since 2002 as concertmaster of Florida Grand Opera, and having appeared in that role with major conductors and performers, including such diverse artists as Luciano Pavarotti, Lena Horne, and Itzhak Perlman. Equally active in chamber music, Flavin is the first violinist of the internationally-acclaimed Bergonzi String Quartet, quartet-in-residence at the Frost School of Music, and Permanent Resident Quartet at the Pine Mountain Music Festival. He is also violinist/violist of PULSE Trio, who regularly performs across the country and around the world, premiering new works and regularly receiving glowing reviews by publications such as the New York Times and Washington Post.

Flavin holds several important positions as a conductor, including Resident Conductor with The Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra and Music Director of the Miami Mozarteum Orchestra. He has appeared on the podium with artists including Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, and Joseph Silverstein. He has conducted for various festivals, and the nationally-broadcast “Jazz and the Philharmonic” for PBS television.

He is also an active arranger, composer, and writer. He has written two plays, The Beethoven Project and The Mozart Dialogues, which have been presented in festivals across the country. His arrangements for string quartet are popular, having been heard often on radio (Performance Today) and around the country in concert, as well as recorded by the Bergonzi String Quartet. His composition Fragment(s) was premiered in 2017 at the Mainly Mozart Festival, and other works have been performed on radio and in concert.

As a recording artist, he is constantly in demand. His recordings include chamber music on the Naxos, M&W, and Centaur labels, and commercial recordings on Sony, EMI, and Warner Brothers, including appearances on over a dozen Grammy Award-winning albums, with such stars such as Placido Domingo, Michael Jackson, and Shakira, He has also performed on television several times for MTV Unplugged and the Video Music Awards.

Flavin and his wife, Margaret Donaghue Flavin, are directors of the Blue Ridge Chamber Music Festival in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Founded by the Flavins in 2013, this summer festival presents international level classical music in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains. They also maintain a music publishing company, M&W Music, distributing works for strings and winds, as well as supporting contemporary composers.

Scott Flavin grew up in Boston, where he received his early musical training, and then attended the Eastman School of Music. He was a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra for seven years, and concertmaster of Miami City Ballet for six years.


Honors & Acknowledgements

Professional Experience

Career Highlights

  • Made her debut with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra in a week of performances under the baton of the famed Maestro Erich Kunze
  • Sold-out concerts as a soloist singing in a “highlights” performance of Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera
  • Soloist in the Verdi Requiem, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, and Brahm’s Requiem
  • A highly respected inte rpreter of recital repertoire, 19th century German Lieder and 20th century American Art Song
  • Sung extensively in the United States, Canada and Europe with opera, oratorio and recital
  • Sang Marguerite’s arias from Faust during a film screening of the original 1925 “Phantom of  the  Opera”
  • Her students perform on both the classica l and music theatre stages including those on Broadway and off-Broadway, as well as many regional opera Several have received honors in regional, national and international competitions

Honors, Awards & Competitions

  • Winner of the International Opera Singer Competition
  • Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Richmond
  • Masters of Voice-Opera Performance degree from Boston University
  • Doctorate in Music and Mus ic Education (Ed.D), specializing in Vocal Pedagogy from Teachers College, Columbia


  • Several commercial recordings
  • Appearances in national te levision specials for ABC and CBS