Scott Ward joined the staff as Music Director in 1991. In 1996, the Congregation honored him with the title of Honorary Minister of Music. Scott studied church music and classical voice at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. His musical background however, is very strong in the music of Broadway. Scott has been musical and stage director for countless musicals (from community theater to equity houses) and has performed as an actor in several of these shows. Composition is another love of Scott’s: he has written many published and unpublished works, including two oratorios, three song cycles, and two musicals. Conducting has become Scott’s favorite musical outlet. He especially enjoys working with nonprofessional singers and working together through the creative process to create beautiful performances. An avid writer, Scott has written several poems, essays, and short stories and has published two books, “A UU Service of Lessons and Carols” and “Misc. Poems”. He is currently in final production of his new book “Why is There an Olive Pit in My Pocket?” due out in the fall of 2017. Also in the recording studio working on his first solo album “Songs of my Heritage” Scottish and Irish ballads. Scott is also a Certified Hospital Chaplain.
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