A graduate of the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto, Scott majored in clarinet, studying with the virtuoso Joaquim Valdepenas. There he pursued studies in arranging, orchestration and music pedagogy. Scott has been actively engaged in adult and youth music education for over 30 years, as a teacher, director, and mentor in the instrumental and vocal music areas. A frequently commissioned composer, he has written over 75 compositions in varied genres, including symphony orchestra, string orchestra, choir, jazz orchestra, popular song, and the stage musical. His work has a contemporary and fresh feel to it, with a leaning toward strong melody and catchy rhythmic content. Scott has a particular interest in composing pieces for developing string players. He is a member of The Canadian League of Composers.