Scott Laird has been an active conductor of orchestras, youth orchestras and honors groups for many years.  He is known for his high expectations and enjoyable, yet demanding rehearsals.  He is noted as a string pedagogue and provides solid teaching of technique and skills along with insight into the preparation and motivation that goes into any great performance.  In addition to his daily work with the NC School of Science Math Orchestra has conducted many honors groups in throughout the US. In 2017,he appeared in Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Virginia, and throughout NC. He will also be appearing at Interlochen Summer Music Camp in Interlochen, MI again in 2017. 
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Recent Appearances


  • Interlochen Summer Arts Camp ICO 2017 (Scheduled)
  • South Dakota Honors Orchestra, Feb. 2017
  • Pennsylvania District Orchestra, Indiana, PA, Jan, 2017
  • Guilford All County Orchestra, Nov. 2016
  • Interlochen Summer Arts Camp ICO 2016
  • Pitt NC All County Orchestra April 2016
  • Spotsylvania VA All County Orchestra, Jan 2016
  • Cumberlnd Senior All County Orchestra, Nov. 2015
  • VMEA South Central Senior Regional Orchestra, Nov. 2015
  • Austin Peay University Honor Orchestra, Oct 2015
  • Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, 2015
  • PMEA District 10 Orchestra, 2015
  • Mass Junior Eastern Regional Orchestra, 2015
  • Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, 2014
  • Vermont All State Orchestra, 2014
  • Florida 9/10 All State Orchestra, 2014
  • Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, 2013
  • Laramar Stringfield String Camp, Mereidth College, 2013
  • Conductor, Durham Public Schools Honors String Festival, Intermediate Orchestra, March 2013
  • Conductor, Indiana All State Orchestra, January, 2013
  • Conductor, Colorado All State Orchestra, February, 2013
  • Conductor, Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, Interlochen MI, Summer, 2012
  • Conductor,Lamar Stringfield String Camp, Meredith College, Raleigh NC, Summer 2012
  • Conductor, Milligan College String Festival, TN, October, 2012
  • Conductor, Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, Interlochen MI, Summer, 2012
  • Conductor,Lamar Stringfield String Camp, Meredith College, Raleigh NC, Summer 2012
  • Conductor, South Carolina 9/10 All State Orchestra, February, 2012
  • Conductor, Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, Interlochen MI, Summer, 2011
  • Conductor,Lamar Stringfield String Camp, Meredith College, Raleigh NC, Summer 2011
  • Conductor, Maryland Senior All State Orchestra, February 2011
  • Conductor, New Hanover County Junior All County Orchestra, Fall 2010
  • Conductor, Lamar Stringfield String Camp, Merideth College, Summer 2010
  • Conductor, Guilford Middle School All County Orchestra, November 2009
  • Conductor, Arlington Echo String Camp, Annapolis, MD, Summer 2009
  • Conductor, Lamar Stringfield String Camp, Merideth College, Summer 2009
  • Clinician, American String Teachers' Association, National Orchestra Festival, March, 2009
  • Guest Conductor, Wake County Elementary All County Orchestra, March, 2009, Raleigh, NC
  • Guest Conductor, Charlotte-Mechlenburg Middle School Honors Orchestra, Feb 7-8, 2009, Charlotte, NC
  • Guest Conductor, PMEA District 12 Honors Orchestra, November  14-16, 2008, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Conductor, Alaska String Camps, Eagle River, AK, Summer 2008
  • Conductor, Lamar Stringfield String Camp, Merideth College, Summer 2008
  • Clinician, American String Teachers' Association, National Orchestra Festival, February, 2008
  • Guest Conductor, St. Mary’s, Calvert, and Charles Tri-County Orchestra,January  2008, Leonardtown, MD
  • Guest Conductor, Moore County, NC, All-county High School Orchestra, November 2007, Pinehurst, NC 
  • Conductor, NCSSM Orchestras, World Premier of Mike Marshall's Concerto for Mandolin and String Orchestra, May, 2007
  • Guest Conductor, Hendersonville, NC, All-County Orchestra, October  2007, Hendersonville, NC 
  • Conductor, NC School of the Arts, Musica Piccola Summer Program, Summer 2007
  • Guest Conductor, North Carolina Western Regional Junior Orchestra, May 2007, Greensboro, NC 
  • Guest Conductor, Durham Public Schools String Festival, February, 2007, Durham, NC
  • Guest Conductor, Baltimore All County Junior Orchestra, December, 2006, Baltimore,   MD
  • Conductor, NC School of the Arts, Musica Piccola Summer Program, Summer 2006
  • Guest Conductor, Maryland Jr. All-State Orchestra, March 2006, Frederick, MD
  • Guest Conductor, Burlington/Alamance County (NC) Junior and Senior Orchestras, March, 2006, Burlington, NC
  • Guest Conductor, Forsythe County (NC) Junior Orchestras, February 2005, Winston Salem, NC
  • Guest Conductor, New Hanover County (NC) Junior Orchestras, November 2004, Wilmington, NC
  • Guest Conductor, PA Region III Orchestra Festival, February 2004, Williamsport, PA
  • Guest Conductor, Guilford County (NC) Junior Orchestras, November 2003, Burlington, NC
  • Guest Conductor, Burlington/Alamance County (NC) Junior and Senior Orchestras, November 2004, Burlington, NC
  • Guest Conductor, North Carolina Eastern Regional Junior Orchestra,May 2003, Raleigh, NC 
  • Guest Conductor, Burlington/Alamance County (NC) Junior and Senior Orchestras, February 2003, Burlington, NC
  • Guest Conductor, Pennsylvania District 7 Orchestra, January 2002, Harrisburg, PA
  • Guest Conductor, Pennsylvania District 10 Orchestra, January 2001, Reading, PA
  • Guest Conductor, Fairfield, CT All-County Orchestra, March 2000, Fairfield, CT
  • Guest Conductor, Maryland Jr. All-State Orchestra, March 1997, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD
  • Guest Conductor, Howard County High School All-County Orchestra, January 1998, Columbia, MD
  • Guest Conductor, Baltimore County High School All-County Orchestra, January 1996, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD
  • Guest Conductor, Frederick County High School All-County Orchestra, March 1996, Frederick, MD
  • Guest Conductor, Anne Arundel County Middle School All-County Orchestra, December 1995, Annapolis, MD
  • Guest Conductor, Baltimore County Middle School All-County Orchestra, December 1995, Dundalk, MD
  • Guest Conductor Cambria, Blair, Somerset Tri-County Jr. High Orchestra Festival, April 1992, Altoona, PA
  • Guest Conductor Berks County Elementary String Festival, March 1992, Reading, PA
  • Guest Conductor Berks County High School Orchestras, Feb. 1994, Denver, PA
  • Guest Conductor Carroll County, MD County High School Orchestra, February 1995
  • Conductor, Anne Arundel County Schools Summer String Camp, July 1997
  • Conductor, Anne Arundel County Schools Summer String Camp, July 1998
  • Conductor, Anne Arundel County Schools Summer String Camp, July 1999


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