Scott Beard

Scott Beard is a nationally recognized pianist, teacher, clinician, author and recording artist. He is Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Shepherd University in West Virginia. A teacher of prize-winning students, Dr. Beard is recognized for his outstanding teaching abilities, and was named 2006 West Virginia Music Teacher of the Year.

A soloist, chamber musician and orchestral soloist, Dr. Beard has performed concerts throughout the United States, Canada and France. His concerts have been praised for their poetry, passion and innovative programming. A lover of great singing, Dr. Beard has performed with Opera Camerata since 2005 on numerous programs, and now serves as its Associate Artistic Director.

Dr. Beard has published articles in several national publications. His collections of ensemble repertoire for piano are available from Alfred Publishing.