Scott Watson (b. 1962, Upper Darby, PA) received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. Having composed for concert, radio, and theater, Watson has received recognition from the American Composers Forum, American Music Center, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Percussive Arts Society, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and others.
His music is described as being "imaginative" (Pennsylvania Music Educators Association News), “outstanding...with beautiful melodies and interesting harmonies” (The Instrumentalist), and "written with supreme craft" (Percussive Notes). Watson has written several dozen best-selling published works for concert band and orchestra at all levels, which have received performances in school settings around the world and in such prestigious venues as the White House, Philadelphia’a famed Academy of Music, and at the Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic (Chicago). Watson is an exclusive composer for Alfred Publications’ Challenger concert band series and has recently fulfilled commissions for the Lehigh County (PA) Bandmasters Association, Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association, Twin Falls (ID) Municipal Band, and East Stroudsburg Area School District Composers Series.