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For 10 years Scott was principal violist of the Vermont Symphony, the oldest state-supported musical organization in the United States, and at the invitation of the VSO’s Music Director, was Visiting Artist with the National Orchestra of Panamá. For eight years he was violist of the Ives String Quartet (now the Ives Collaborative), based in the San Francisco Bay area.


Currently Scott is principal violist of the Ann Arbor (MI) Symphony, and is a member of the Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston, and Alea III, a contemporary music ensemble based Boston. He is Lecturer in Viola and Chamber Music at Tufts University, and is a faculty member of the All Newton Music School in West Newton (MA), where he is Director of the Con Brio chamber music series.

He has held the position of Artist Associate at prestigious Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Instructor of Viola at Eastern Michigan University School of Music and Dance (Ypsilanti, MI) and Guest Artist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge (MA). He is a regular guest of the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society and is Director of the Adult Chamber Music Institute at Kneisel Hall in Blue Hill, Maine. 


Scott plays a magnificent Johan Georg Thir viola made in Vienna, 1737.

Scott Woolweaver graduated from Garden City (MI) West High School where he studied the viola and chamber music with Douglas Marsh and Peggy Bunge. He spent seven summers at the famed Interlochen Arts Camp where he won a full-tuition scholarship to the University of Michigan School of Music. While at U of M he won the Joseph Knitzer and Earl V. Moore Awards for outstanding participation in chamber music and founded the Vaener String Trio, which won the Grand Prize at the Joseph Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition. During this time he also was a prize winner at the Julius Stulberg International String Competition.


After graduating with Distinction from U of M he moved to Boston for graduate studies with Walter Trampler at Boston University and the New England Conservatory of Music. In Boston he founded the Boston Composers String Quartet, which won the Silver Medal at the String Quartet Competition and Chamber Music Festa in Osaka, Japan. The Quartet also received recording and residency grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Aaron Copland Foundation. 

For 25 years he was a member of the New England Piano Quartette, which received numerous awards, including a residency grant from the C. Michael Paul Foundation and three Chamber Music America commissioning grants.


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