Assistant Principal/Third Horn, Louisville Orchestra
From Houston, TX, Scott Schiffer Leger is a soloist, teacher, and orchestral horn player currently performing in the Louisville Orchestra as Assistant Principal/Third Horn. Prior to joining the Louisville Orchestra, Scott performed four seasons as a horn fellow in the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, FL, and held the position of Principal Horn of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra in Ithaca, NY. In addition, he has performed with The Florida Orchestra, and Omaha and South Dakota symphonies as a substitute musician, and has received fellowships to spend his summers at a variety of music festivals including the Tanglewood Music Center, National Repertory Orchestra, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and National Orchestral Institute.
As a soloist, Scott has performed concerti with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra and New World Symphony, and in the 2020-21 season, premiered a new arrangement of Eleanor Alberga’s The Shining Gates of Morpheus for horn and string orchestra with New World. Also, Scott has competed in international competitions, most recently winning the New World Symphony Concerto Competition with Aaron J. Kernis’ “Legacy” Concerto for Horn, Strings, and Harp, receiving Second Prize in the University Division of the International Horn Competition of America, and receiving an Honorable Mention in the Woolsey Concerto Competition for his performance of Oliver Knussen’s Horn Concerto.
Scott maintains an online presence as an artist and educator producing content for his YouTube channel, Instagram and TikTok pages. Under the username @scottlegerhorn, he serves an audience of over 100,000 accounts, and has created over 1,000 videos, garnering tens of millions of views. As a producer, Scott presented over 20 concerts for the New World Symphony’s popular “Live from our Living Room” series, and also produced “Spectral Sounds,” a concert series exploring the origins of spectral music, where he also was featured as a soloist in Tristan Murail’s rarely performed work memoire/erosion for solo horn and nine instruments. He enjoys using the internet to build classical music audiences and hopes to build a platform to inspire horn-players and musicians of all ages to enjoy their craft.
Scott completed his master’s degree at the Yale School of Music under the direction of William Purvis in 2018. He received his bachelor of music degrees in music education with certification and music performance at Southern Methodist University, with minors in music theory and mathematics, in the studio of Gregory Hustis.