Scott Herman has been the Instrumental Music Director at Montgomery County’s Cabin John Middle School for 27 years and conductor for the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras (MCYO) for 14 seasons. In 2009, Mr. Herman received the distinguished Maryland Music Educators “Outstanding Teacher of the Year.” His work with strings is recognized by the American String Teachers Association as a recipient of the “Outstanding Service to Strings” award. The Cabin John MS instrumental music program is widely regarded as one of the finest music programs in Maryland and received Maryland’s “Exemplary Music Program” award in 2012. The ensembles have been consistently praised for their superior performances at the district and state levels. In addition, Cabin John Middle School has been highly represented in the regional youth orchestras, all-county, and all-state ensembles.
The Orchestra recently performed for the National PTA Reflections program at the U.S. Department of Education. They were featured at the Maryland Music Educators Association Spring Conferences in 2012 and 2002. In 2009, the Band and Orchestra was showcased at the Montgomery County Public Schools Administrators Meeting. Mr. Herman directed the Montgomery County Junior Honors Orchestras for nineteen seasons and the Junior Honors Band two seasons. In 2008, he directed the Southern Maryland Tri-County Orchestra. In 2006, he guest conducted the Thomas Wootton Orchestra in their debut at the Mid-West Band and Orchestra Clinic. In 2002, Mr. Herman directed the Maryland Junior All-State Orchestra. Prior conducting engagements include the 2003 Calvert County Senior Orchestra and the 2002 Baltimore County Public Schools Middle School Honors Band.
Mr. Herman adjudicates music events throughout the region and is sought after by his colleagues as a resource. Mr. Herman’s private trumpet and string bass studio are represented in all-county, all-state, and regional youth orchestras. As a performing artist, Mr. Herman is a member of the Capital Wind Symphony, as well as various chamber ensembles throughout the Washington D.C. metro region. He also served on American String Teachers Association Board of Directors as the “Public School Representative.”