Scott Pate

Principal Percussionist,
Concord Chamber Orchestra

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Scott has been playing percussion for over 25 years and has participated with many groups including wind ensemble, orchestra, jazz, marching, and rock. He has performed as a member of the Arizona Repertoire Orchestra, Mesa Community Band, Mesa Community Orchestra, Scottsdale Philharmonic, Chandler Symphony Orchestra, Chandler Symphony Chamber Orchestra, and was an invited member of Arizona State University's Honor Band. Scott has also performed for stage productions of Bye-Bye, Birdie, The Pirates of Penzance, and The Nutcracker. He has studied under Douglas Akey, Brian Murphy, Grant Wolf, Larry Livingston, Steven L. Bardin, and Jim Chapin. Scott currently plays with the Concord Chamber Orchestra in Wauwatosa, WI.

Scott is the author and arranger of "The Grand Marimbists - A Life Behind Bars"; a book of nine marimba duets arranged measure-for-measure from well-known classic orchestral works including Faure's Pavane, Mozart's Alla Turca, and Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No. 1.

Professional Associations

American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
2014 - Present

Percussive Arts Society
2014 - Present

Job History

Concord Chamber Orchestra
Principal Percussionist
Wauwatosa, WI
February 2016 - present

The Grand Marimbists - Marimba Duet Team
Founding Member
September 1994 - present

Arizona Reparatory Orchestra
Section Percussionist
Scottsdale, AZ
May 2013 - December 2015

Scottsdale Philharmonic Orchestra
Sub/Extra Percussionist
Scottsdale, AZ
August 2013 - December 2014

Chandler Symphony Orchestra
Section Percussionist
Chandler, AZ
August 2012 - December 2014