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 teaches Percussion Methods and the Music of World Cultures.
Former private studio and NKU students of Mr. Lang have pursued undergraduate or graduate degrees at Ball State University, Belmont College, Bowling Green University of Ohio, Cleveland Institute of Music, Eastern Kentucky University, Eastman School of Music, Miami University of Ohio, North Texas State University, Northeastern University, Ohio University, Ohio State University, Syracuse University, University of Akron, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, University of Florida-Miami, and the University of Louisville
Many past students of Mr. Lang are currently enjoying careers in music as public school music directors locally and in Texas and South Carolina. Others are active as private teachers and professional performers in some of the top entertainment groups in the Cincinnati/NKY area. The career paths of some of Mr. Lang’s former students include, college teaching, a member of a Washington DC Military Band, members of professional chamber percussion ensembles, successful composers and arrangers, and positions in Arts Management and Production Companies.
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 and appearing in the 2014 Lumenocity simulcast on WCPO-TV and WCET-TV. Mr. Lang also 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 continue to air periodically. 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.
Other orchestras Mr. Lang has performed with include St. Louis Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, West Virginia Symphony, the Mantovani Orchestra, and several community orchestras in the Midwest. A very 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, The Temptations, and Andre Watts.
Mr. Lang has performed on either drum set or 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. Other notable drum set performances include concerts headlined by David Liebman, Bobby Shew, Doc Severinsen, Tim Hagens, Jimmy McGary and performances at the Montreux/Detroit Jazz Festival and the Illinois Wesleyan Jazz Festival.
With his professional performance roots in the marching genre, Mr Lang is a proud former member of the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps and has been a longtime member of both the Percussive Arts Society and the American Federation of Musicians.
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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