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Scott Verduin

COUNTRY:  Korea

GROUP:  Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra

Scott is currently the assistant principal percussionist and assistant timpanist with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra in South Korea. He was born and raised outside of South Bend, IN where he began studying percussion at the age of 10. Previously, he was member of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic from 2012-2016, first starting as a section percussionist and then moving to the principal position in 2014.

Scott earned his Bachelor of Music in performance from The University of Michigan where he studied with Michael Udow, Brian Jones, Ian Ding, and Joseph Gramley. He also attended Temple University where he studied with Alan Abel and Chris Deviney. His other teachers have included David Herbert, Doug Howard, Murray Weaver, and Eddie Knight. As a soloist, he has performed with the South Bend Symphony after being named the winner of their Young Artist Competition in 2007.

Scott has been a music fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and has also spent summers at the Pacific and Aspen music festivals. In his spare time, Scott enjoys hiking, running, and table tennis.

BORN IN: South Bend, IN

LIVES IN: Seoul, South Korea

DRUMMING SINCE: 1998

BIGGEST INFLUENCES: Alan Abel

FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU DIDN’T PLAY ON: Mussorgsky, Stravinsky / Muti, Philadelphia Orchestra

CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Performing Beethoven under Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos

FAVOURITE SABIAN CYMBAL: Artisan Traditional Symphonic

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