Scott Horey

COUNTRY United States      
GROUP Rising Side, Independent Percussionist/Teacher      

Biography

BORN IN:
Brunswick, Maine

LIVES IN:
Minneapolis, MN

DRUMMING SINCE:
2001

CURRENT BAND/PROJECT(S):
RisingSide, Independent Percussionist/Teacher

BIGGEST INFLUENCE(S):
Mike Mangini, Todd Sucherman, Fernando Meza, Steve Vai, Nebojša Jovan Živkovic

FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU PLAYED ON:
"Arrow -The Onus Key", RisingSide

FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU DIDN'T PLAY ON:
"Scenes from a Memory", Dream Theater

CAREER HIGHLIGHT:
Receiving a standing ovation after my hall-filled solo concert in Uberlandia, Brazil as the only American Artist in the Encontro Latino Americano de Percussao International Percussion Festival.

FAVOURITE SABIAN CYMBAL:
SABIAN Paragon hi-hats

Called "the Twin Cities' hungriest young percussionist" by New Music Box U.S.A., Dr. Scotty Horey is a passionate and versatile percussionist, drummer, and teacher based in Minneapolis/St. Paul. He is Assistant Professor/Lecturer of Percussion at the University of Minnesota-Morris, drummer in the Minneapolis progressive rock band RisingSide, a solo artist, and an active freelance percussionist. Notable engagements as featured solo artist include the Marimba2010 International Festival and Conference, First Annual International Festival of Percussion Ensembles in San Jose, Costa Rica, Encontro Latino Americano de Percussao International Percussion Festival in Uberlandia, Brazil, International Percussion Festival Patagonia in Argentina, and an extensive list of classical concert series' and universities around the U.S.A. and Latin America.

Much like many artists of his generation, Mr. Horey is highly qualified and experienced in a wide variety of facets in the percussion work landscape including orchestral, musical theater, jazz, rock and pop, chamber music, and new music. Notable engagements as a freelance percussionist include the Minnesota Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Cirque de la Symphonie on ice, and the Ohio Light Opera.

Mr. Horey is also a proactive and passionate teacher in the twin cities community, nationally, and internationally. He enjoys a very busy private teaching schedule in the twin cities area with children, teens, young adults, and adults, as well as regularly presenting public clinics and workshops on many topics involving percussion and music, namely the areas he is most passionate about: orchestral percussion, mind-body awareness (the focus of his dissertation), and even progressive rock music.

 

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