SCOTT HERMAN is in his 31st year as the Instrumental Music Director at Cabin John Middle School. Throughout his career, he has also 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.
Most recently, 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. The Cabin John Middle School Instrumental Music Program is widely regarded as one of the premier music programs in Maryland and received Maryland’s “Exemplary Music Program” award in 2012. The Advanced Band was chosen to perform in the National Association of Music Education (NAfME) Eastern Division Conference held April, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pa. The Orchestra was featured in 2012 at the U.S. Department of Education as part of the National PTA “Reflections” program. They have also been highlighted numerous times at the Maryland Music Educators Association Spring Conferences. In 2009 the Band and Orchestra was showcased at the Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent’s Administrators Meeting.
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.