Organist, pianist, conductor, and composer K. Scott Warren maintains an active schedule on the New York City music scene. He has played and sung at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and The New York State Theater in collaborations with the New York Philharmonic, the American Symphony Orchestra, the Dresden Philharmonic, the New York Pops, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and the Lincoln Center Festival. During the summer of 2004, he toured with the New York Philharmonic to the Ravinia Festival in Chicago and to Vail, Colorado, playing Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra under the baton of David Robertson.
Scott currently serves as Organist/Choirmaster at Congregation Emanu-El in the City of New York, the largest Jewish house of worship in the world, where he has three pipe organs at his disposal, including 3-manual, 35-rank Beth-El Chapel organ, built in 1997 by Glück Pipe Organs, and the 4-manual, 135-rank Glück organ in the Main Sanctuary (a descendant of the 1929 Casavant dedicated by Marcel Dupré). All of the Shabbat, Holy Day, and festival services year round are webcast on the Temple's website, and are full choral services, sung by the professional Temple Emanu-El Choir, Emanu-El is one of the only synagogues in the world to maintain this tradition.
An experienced church organist and choral conductor, Scott has served several Manhattan churches including Immanuel Lutheran Church, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, and Park Avenue United Methodist Church, and is currently Organist at Middle Collegiate Church in the East Village. For six years, he served on the music staff at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, where he played the piano and directed the choir for the Sunday evening contemporary mass,and participated regularly as organist, pianist, composer, and arranger in the church’s critically acclaimed Sacred Music in a Sacred Space concert series. Prior to moving to New York in 2000, Mr. Warren spent three years as Organist and Associate Director of Music at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas.
An avid lover of choral music, Scott began composing for the medium a few years ago. Several of his pieces are published by Oxford University Press and have been performed in New York City churches and in liturgies and concerts throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. You can preview Mr. Warren's music through the media player below. You can also visit the web site of Oxford University Press to view score samples of Scott's works published by Oxford University Press.
Scott's musical interests are not limited to classical music: growing up in Dallas, Texas, he played in a variety of local bands, including five years with the Al “TNT” Braggs Show Band, a popular Dallas-based rhythm and blues revue.
Mr. Warren is a graduate of the University of North Texas, where he studied organ with Jesse Eschbach and piano with Mary Nan Mailman. He continues his piano study with Liz Tobias.
SATB (dvisi), with organ or piano accompaniment. This is a communion motet composed for Canticum Sacrum, the contemporary mass choir at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, where I was on staff from 2001 to 2007.
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