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Scott Higgins

Email: Scott.Higgins@pepperdine.edu

Scott Higgins has been a freelance percussionist in Los Angeles since 1975. Groups that he performs with on a regular basis include The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Pasadena. Santa Barbara, New West and Long Beach Symphonies. From 1976 to 2005 he was a frequent extra player with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has recorded with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl, Long Beach and Santa Barbara orchestras. His work in Opera and Ballet include Los Angeles Opera, Joffery Ballet, ABT, and New York City Ballet. For the past 20 years he has also been very involved in the performance of New Music . He has been involved in the world and west coast premiers of such composers as Pierre Boulez, John Adams, and William Kraft. He is a frequent performer for the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, Monday Evening Concerts, and The Ojai Music Festival. Performances in Europe include the Lucerne, Edinburgh, and Salzburg Music Festivals. In addition to playing in the pit for Opera and Ballet, he has played a lot of the major Broadway Musicals that have been staged in Los Angeles. Shows include Cats, A Chorus Line, Miss Saigon, Candide, Swan Lake, Ragtime, and the 41/2 year run of Phantom of The Opera. His work in the recording industry includes motion pictures, T.V. film, jingles, and record work with popular artists. Motion picture credits include scores by John Williams, David Newman, Don Davis, Disney Animated features, and Earnest Troost. For T.V. Film he has played on many movies of the week, Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, weekly drama and cartoon shows. C.D. recordings include projects ranging from the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, to Judy Collins, Ray Charles, Coldplay and David Benoit.