YAS Spotlight on Scott Carroll
YAS 25TH ANNIVERSARY ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT
Scott Carroll, a Sunriver Music Festival Young Artists Scholarship recipient from 2007–2013, is now in his 7th year of teaching as the Director of Music and Theatre Activities at Lake County High School in Leadville, Colorado. Leadville is the highest incorporated city in the United States at 10,200 feet elevation. His ensembles have performed throughout the United States including at Carnegie Hall in New York City through Choirs of America.
Mr. Carroll is also in his first year as the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the Lyric Theatre of Leadville alongside Melissa Hill and the extraordinary board members John Baker, Richard Carsey, and Brett Finley. The Lyric Theatre of Leadville was created to provide invigorating, enriching, and diverse programming. It is the company’s fundamental belief that its efforts from participation, programming, and performance spaces should provide the opportunity for inclusion, equity, and diversity.
As a Stage Director or Assistant Stage Director, Mr. Carroll has worked throughout the United States. Some notable companies include Mill City Summer Opera, Eugene Opera, Lake County High School, Cascadia Concert Opera, Opera Bend, Lake County Civic Center Association, and the Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation. Credits include Giulio Cesare, Acis y Galetea, El Gato con Botas, La Traviata, Die Fledermaus, The Old Maid and the Thief, Trouble in Tahiti, La Fanciulla del West, Seussical, La Fille du Regiment, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Sweeney Todd, Little Shop of Horrors, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Lend Me a Tenor, Annie, Into the Woods, and The Fantasticks.
Mr. Carroll has also collaborated with many artists as a curator for special concert events. Some notable performers include Jill and Jake Gardner, Michele McConnell, Emily Pulley, Dr. Karen Esquivel, Celesta Cairns, Donna Schaefer, Duane McDevitt, Richard Carsey, Andrew Bisantz, Carl Schaefer, and Dr. Gustavo Castro.
A native of Oregon, Mr. Carroll holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Oregon. He has studied voice with Eric Mentzel and Nancy Engebretson as well as stage direction with David Lefkowich, Dr. Karen Esquivel, and the late Bill Fabris.
Today Scott shares, “The Sunriver Music Festival YAS program gave me the chance to pursue my dreams and now share those experiences with the talented people I have the opportunity to collaborate with. I am forever thankful to this organization for all they do to cultivate high quality artists and performances. Please continue to support our young people through music, arts, and the YAS scholarship program."
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