Scott Gregg will be in his 21st year holding the Winston Family Endowed Chair with the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra (JSYO). He has guided the organization’s growth from a 60-member group to an artistically robust arts education program with more than 200 participants. His youth education work has included stints as Music Director for Education of the Jacksonville Symphony; music director for the Youth at the Beaches Arts Guild productions; and music director for the Summer Musical Theater Experience at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
In 2006, Gregg helped found the First Coast Community Music School which assists hundreds of Jacksonville music students access top-notch music education In 2014 he became that school’s artistic and executive director.
Once in a youth orchestra himself, Gregg served as concertmaster of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, and made his solo debut with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the age of 17. Gregg received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University with a concentration in music theory and composition and minor concentration in astrophysics. He studied conducting at Baltimore’s Peabody Conservatory of Music, where he earned a master’s degree and was awarded the Christopher Percy Prize in Conducting. Concurrently, Gregg was appointed to the conducting staff of the Peabody Conservatory Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras, as well as associate conductor of the Johns Hopkins Symphony Orchestra.
He is married to Camille Clement Gregg and the two are the proud parents of their overgrown golden retriever, Max.
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