Austin Alan Scott (1920-2014)
Austin Alan Scott was born in New York City in 1920. After earning a B.A. degree at Guilford College in North Carolina, he studied at Julliard and completed a M.A. at Columbia University. He studied flute with Lamar Stringfield, Burnett Atkinson, and Arthur Lora. His first teacher was Eugene C. Rose, one of the earliest pioneers in commercially recording flute solos for Edison records. Prior to settling in Victoria, B.C., Canada, in 1966, Mr. Scott spent most of his professional life in England as head of the Orchestra Department at Nottingham High School and conductor of the Nottingham Youth Orchestra. He was principal flute of the Nottingham Harmonic Orchestra for 15 years and, prior to that, principal flute of the North Carolina Symphony for four years. Seven seasons in the Victoria Symphony brought him to the Victoria Conservatory of Music, where he now teaches flute and flute ensemble.