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Jed Scott is an active freelance arranger and composer, with specialties in vocal jazz, contemporary a cappella, and traditional choral music. A number of his arrangements are published by UNC Jazz Press and Sound Music Publications. His vocal music is performed throughout the United States by leading vocal jazz and choral ensembles. He maintains a busy commission schedule as well as frequent appearances as a speaker and guest clinician. He also founded and runs the Michigan Choral Commission Consortium, which is dedicated to facilitating the creation of new choral music commissioned for Michigan choirs.

Jed conducts the Rockford Aces, an extracurricular men’s chamber ensemble at Rockford High School which he founded in 2008. The Aces have three times been selected as MYAF Finalists through MSVMA Solo & Ensemble (2010, 2014, & 2017) and have earned Gold and Silver medals at the 2012 & 2014 World Choir Games. Since 2012, they have been internationally ranked by Interkultur as one of the top 50 Male Choirs in the world. The Aces have recorded four CDs, the most recent of was released in June 2017. They regularly commission new music, most recently from Alice Parker and Michael McGlynn. In 2017 he began work as an adjunct faculty at Grand Rapids Community College, where he directs Shades of Blue vocal jazz ensemble.

Jed currently serves on the ACDA-Michigan Executive Board as Webmaster/Editor and MSVMA as the Coordinator of the Summer Conference. In 2015 he was awarded the Carolyn Leep Scholarship from MSVMA, which enabled him to spend a week in intensive private study with Alice Parker.

Jed is an alumnus of the University of Miami with a Master of Music Degree in Studio Jazz Writing. He received bachelor degrees in music and Latin from Western Michigan University. He has studied with Steve Zegree, April Arabian Tini, Larry Lapin, Gary Lindsay, and Phil Mattson, among others.

Jed is a lifelong resident of Michigan, and currently lives in Rockford with his brilliant wife Mandy and their three children, Owen, Julian, and Daniel. He is blessed to spend his days with them and his mornings and evenings working to create music.

Jed blogs daily about creativity, choral music, and education at www.jedscott.com.

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Jed Scott is an active freelance arranger and composer currently published by UNC Jazz PressSound Music Publications, and Pavane Publishing. His vocal music is performed throughout the United States by leading vocal jazz and choral ensembles. He maintains a busy commission schedule and recently founded the Michigan Choral Commission Consortium, which is dedicated to facilitating the creation of new choral music commissioned for Michigan choirs.

Jed has conducted the Rockford Aces, an extracurricular men’s chamber ensemble, since 2008. The group has won numerous awards, including gold and silver medals at the 2012 and 2014 World Choir Games, and have been ranked among the top-50 men’s choirs worldwide by Interkultur since 2012. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Grand Rapids Community College Music Department, where conducts Shades of Blue Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

Jed currently serves on the ACDA-Michigan Executive Board as Webmaster/Editor and MSVMA as the Supervisor of the All-State Jazz Choir. He is the 2015 recipient of the MSVMA Carolyn Leep Scholarship. He blogs daily about creativity, choral music, and education at www.jedscott.com.