Laurie Scott is Associate Professor of Music and Human Learning at The University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, she serves as the director of The University of Texas String Project and the Musical Lives string program at UT Elementary School. Previous to this appointment, Dr. Scott served as professor of violin and viola and director of music education studies at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. As a university professor she has received both the Teaching Excellence Award from the School of Music and from the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin.
A former middle and high school orchestra director, she now mentors young professionals toward successful lives as string educators. In every facet of her teaching Dr. Scott serves as an advocate for inclusive and diverse music classrooms, adult music learners, and access to quality music instruction for all children. She is a registered teacher trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas, continues to maintain a private violin studio, and works weekly with the students in the Musical Lives orchestra program at UT Elementary School. Her former students have become exemplary string educators, professional studio and symphony musicians, and passionate arts advocates.
She is co-author of the books Mastery for Strings, and From the Stage to the Studio: How Fine Performers become Great Teachers... Laurie Scott along with William Dick and Winifred Crock, are the co-authors of Learning Together: Sequential Repertoire for Solo Strings or String Ensembles and received a Creating Learning Community award for their work related to Suzuki in the Schools. In 2020 Dr. Scott was recognized by alumni as one of the “Texas Ten” most influential and inspiring professors at UT Austin and most recently received the Marvin J. Rabin national award for Community Service from the American String Teachers Association.
Teaching and Learning in Music
Graduate Studies in String Education
Techniques of String Performance
String Education Teaching and Learning
Music Education: Directed Research
Music Studies Independent Study
Scott, L. P., & Watkins, C., (2023) 2nd edition. From the Stage to the Studio: How Fine Musicians Become Great Teachers, New York: Oxford University Press. Scott, L. P., & Watkins, C., (2022) From the Stage to the Studio: How Fine Musicians Become Great Teachers, New York: Japanese Translation, Yamaha Corporation.