Lauren Ellis Scott
Violin | Viola
Lauren Ellis Scott has worked as a strings teacher for over a decade, instructing young musicians in Kindergarten through 12th grade in New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. She is currently on faculty with the DCYOP and has worked extensively with The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, the Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra, and Stringendo of the Hudson Valley. Lauren helped to implement an array of educational music programs presented by The Philadelphia Orchestra during their 2015—2016 season, including events with internationally-acclaimed soloists Yo-Yo Ma and Lang Lang.
Lauren is a freelance violinist and violist, performing with orchestras and chamber ensembles in the District of Columbia as well as Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, South Carolina, New Jersey, and New York. She is a graduate of Temple and Stony Brook Universities, and she was awarded the 2009 Max Aronoff Prize for excellence in the fields of music education and instrumental performance.
Lauren has a long and loving history with Suzuki’s Talent Education. She made her first Carnegie Hall debut as a Twinkler in a play-in bigger than she could’ve imagined! This concert celebrated the 20th anniversary of The School for Strings (Dr. Suzuki was 93!). Lauren attended the Ithaca Suzuki Institute during elementary school and performed May Song as a soloist with the faculty orchestra. The Suzuki repertoire and emphasis on ear training has always guided her teaching. Her students have participated in their All-State Orchestras, received recognition through concerto competitions, and have made notable contributions to the field of music at conservatories and in their careers.