Conductor Directing

Kenneth Freed, Music Director

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Scotty Horey

Scotty Horey (B.A., M.M.A., D.M.A.) (USA) is a passionate and versatile percussionist, drummer, and teacher based in the twin cities. He performs locally, nationally and internationally as a solo percussion artist, a percussionist/drummer for hire, and is a drums/percussion teacher of all levels: children, teen, college level, and adult. He is currently Assistant Professor/Lecturer of Percussion at the University of Minnesota-Morris, Principal Percussionist of the Mankato Symphony Orchestra, an active solo performer, and clinician endorsed by SABIAN cymbals, VIC FIRTH sticks  MAJESTIC percussion, and MAPEX drums. He
frequently stands apart from other artists of his generation by being equally active with concert percussion and contemporary drumset. His strongest passions in music and teaching include classical music, contemporary-classical music, progressive rock/fusion, solo marimba, mind/body "holistic" awareness, and cross cultural understanding. His passionate performing and teaching work has brought him through the USA, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Portugal, and Costa Rica, and has earned him a finalist position in the prestigious McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians in 2017. His teachers have included some of the best and most accomplished in the world: Fernando Meza, Stuart Marrs, Katarzyna Mycka, and James Dillon.