Scott Lang is currently the Director of Percussion Studies at the Department of Music at Northern Kentucky University where he teaches applied percussion, directs the percussion ensemble, and periodically teaches Percussion Methods and the Music of World Cultures.
Averaging well over 100 performances a year, he performs in a variety of genres and venues throughout the Midwest, nationally and around the world. Mr. Lang has traveled to Africa, Asia, Central America and Europe to study or perform music and he has performed concerts in Guatemala City, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore and numerous cities in Japan and South Korea as well as over 2300 performances throughout the United States and Canada.
Mr. Lang is the principal Timpanist/Percussionist with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and is also a frequent performer with the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras as an extra percussionist having played on 19 Telarc label recordings with these groups. He also remains an active extra percussionist with the Dayton Philharmonic and the Louisville Orchestra.
Mr. Lang recently appeared on a PBS national Broadcast as an extra percussionist with the Cincinnati Pops in Take Me to the River. He also appears on two nationally broadcast PBS specials that began airing in 2007 and will continue to air periodically over the next several years. These specials, Fifties Pop Parade, My Music and Sixties Experience Part II, My Music, feature a variety of famous pop and rock and roll artists of the 1950s and 1960s. A short list of the many artists Mr. Lang has performed with include: Chet Atkins, Tony Bennett, Cab Calloway, Kristin Chenoweth, Eddie Daniels, Peter Frampton, James Galway, Art Garfunkel, Dizzy Gillespie, Robert Goulet, Jennifer Holliday, James Levine, Mannheim Steamroller, Don McLean, Moody Blues, Luciano Pavarotti, Doc Severinsen, The Temptations, and Andre Watts.
Mr. Lang has performed large multiple-percussion setups for 26 national touring productions of Broadway musicals at Cincinnati’s Aronoff Center and Dayton’s Schuster Center. A short list of these shows include: 42nd Street, Beauty and the Beast, Evita, Hairspray, The Producers, Spamalot, Wicked and Shrek.
Mr. Lang also has performed nationally as a cimbalom artist having been featured on this Hungarian hammered dulcimer-like instrument with the St. Louis Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Columbus Symphony, and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras as well as other orchestras in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.
Scott Lang is a longtime member of both the Percussive Arts Society and the American Federation of Musicians and is pleased to be an Educator Endorser for Pro-Mark.
Director of Percussion Studies, Percussion Ensemble, Music of World Cultures
M.M., Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
B.M., Ball State University
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