Scott S. Stewart
Chorus Master & Associate Conductor
Scott S. Stewart is celebrating his 40th anniversary as the Associate Conductor and Chorus Master of the Florentine Opera; Musical Director of the Florentine Donald and Donna Baumgartner Studio Artists Program; Musical Director of Florentine Opera Summer Concert Residency Series; and Program Director of the Young Singing Actor Intensive Summer program. He studied choral conducting with Margaret Hawkins, orchestral conducting with Kenneth Schermerhorn and private independent study with Roberto Benaglio, former Chorus Master of La Scala and the Dallas Opera. Mr. Stewart is a 2012 recipient of the Civic Music Association’s Distinguished Citizen Professional in the Arts. He has conducted Florentine educational performances of L’Italiana in Algeri, The Barber of Seville, Hänsel and Gretel, Doctor Miracle and The Impresario. He has penned many educational in-school programs and developed new outreach programs for the Florentine Opera, as well as adapted and re-orchestrated operas for young audiences. Scott has also conducted performances for The Milwaukee Opera Theater, Skylight Opera Theatre and First Stage Children’s Theater.