Scott TuckerPriscilla Edwards Browning Director of Choral Music
Performance (choral conducting)
M.M., New England Conservatory
233 Lincoln Hall
Scott Tucker is Professor and Director of Choral Music at Cornell University where he conducts the Cornell University Chorus, Glee Club, and World Music Choir. He also oversees the activities of the Cornell Chorale, Chamber Singers, and Sage Chapel Choir and teaches courses in music theory and conducting.
Under Professor Tucker's leadership, the Cornell choirs have established a strong relationship with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra with whom they perform regularly. The Glee Club and the Chorus have recently collaborated with such acclaimed artists as Anonymous 4, Peter Schreier and Samité Mulondo. Each choir also tours extensively and has been featured on a number of festivals and concert series both in the U.S. and abroad. The Glee Club hosts an annual workshop designed to encourage high school boys to sing entitled "New York Young Men Singing." The Chorus has been steadily adding new repertoire for women's voices, commissioning women composers to set texts by women poets in an annual project known as "No Whining, No Flowers." In addition to his work in western art music, Tucker has traveled to and studied traditional music of East and South Africa and leads workshops in Xhosa and Zulu song style.
Professor Tucker received a Master of Music degree in choral conducting from the New England Conservatory of Music, a Bachelor of Music in trumpet performance from the New England Conservatory, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Tufts University. He is currently the American Choral Directors Association Eastern Division Repertoire and Standards Chair for Male Choirs and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2004 Outstanding Advisor Award from Cornell Student Activities, a Talbot Baker Award for excellence in teaching, and a St. Botolph Award for notable artists in the Boston area. In 1980 Scott Tucker was named a Presser Scholar.