AMC Music Director
The Arizona Masterworks Chorale proudly announces the appointment of choral conductor Scott Youngs of Phoenix as our new Music Director. Scott will lead the Chorale’s artistic vision and activities as it returns to the concert stage for a full season in the fall of 2021.
Scott is the founder and artistic director of the Arizona Bach Festival, as well as the American Bach series from which it grew. For 30 years he was the Director of Music for All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Phoenix, where he headed an extensive choral music program ranging from children’s choirs to a professional chamber ensemble and founded the Boy and Girl Chorister Programs, members of the Royal School of Church Music in England. As organist and pianist, he has both taught and performed throughout the United States, Europe, and South America. As a conductor, he has toured with his choirs extensively, recorded a dozen CDs, and conducted for MidAmerica at Carnegie Hall. For three years he taught at Arizona State University and still lectures annually for OSHER Life-Long Learning. He shares his time between Phoenix and Belize.
“I look forward to meeting the members of the Chorale, learning their voices, and getting the new season underway,” said Scott. “My goal for the Chorale is to attract even more outstanding singers, reach a wider audience, and be known for a well-crafted sound and unique performances.”
“We conducted a nationwide search that brought us several highly qualified candidates,” said AMC President Karla Allingham. “Choosing among them was a challenge, so we’re extremely lucky to find the best one right in our own backyard. We look forward to working with Scott in what’s sure to be an artistically ambitious and exciting season.”