SCOTT HERMAN recently retired from Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland where he was the Instrumental Music Director at Cabin John Middle School for 33 years. There he built and developed one of the premier band and orchestra programs in the country highlighted by performances at the Midwest Clinic and the National Association of Music Education (NAfME) Eastern Division Conference.
Throughout his career, he has served as a conductor and preparatory conductor for either the MCPS Junior Band, Junior Strings, Senior Strings, and Senior Band. Additionally, he spent 14 seasons with the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras and three with the Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra. Mr. Herman directed the Maryland Junior All-State Orchestra in 2002.
Mr. Herman received Maryland’s most distinguished award, “The Corwin Taylor Award for Leadership in Music Education.” In 2009, he received the distinguished Maryland Music Educators “Outstanding Teacher of the Year,” and in 2002 he was the recipient of the American String Teachers Association “Outstanding Service to Strings” award.
Mr. Herman is in demand throughout Maryland and Virginia as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator for various regional and school events. Mr. Herman’s private trumpet and string bass studio are represented in all-county, all-state, and regional youth orchestras. As a performing artist, Mr. Herman is a member of the Capital Wind Symphony, as well as various chamber ensembles throughout the region.