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This page was last updated: November 1, 2017
Hi all.  Welcome to scottlaird.net!

The 2017-2018 academic year is well under way and things at NCSSM are really great!  NCSSM Students: please visit my Class Page and the NCSSM Fine Arts Page for links to various resources.

I was recently interviewed by Christian Howes for his Creative Strings Podcast. Feel free to check it out!

Believer fans will be pleased to know that I am currently tracking for several of the new songs.  It is great to be working with Kurt, Joey, and the Believer crew again after all these years. www.believerband.com Check out the first release that I play on called "Return to Zero"  from 2 of 5.  There will certainly be more in coming months.

I want to sincerely thank the American String Teachers Association and North Carolina Symphony for the wonderful honors of being named recipient of the Elizabeth A.H. Green Award for 2017 and the Maxine Swalin Outstanding Music Educator for 2016.  I am humbled and honored by both of these incredible  recognitions.

I am now booking appearances into 2019 and  I have recently added several new dates to my "Appearances" page.  I am looking forward  to conducting the Moore All County Orchestra and a very busy Advent Season.

Please check out my blog, Thoughts of a String Educator, periodically.  I will be posting regularly throughout the summer at Interlochen.  You can also follow me as Orchestraguy on Twitter.

As always, don't hesitate to contact me if I can help you out in any way.

All my best!