Music Director & Conductor
Music Director Scott Terrell embarks on his fourth season during the 2012-2013 season as Music Director and Conductor of the Lexington Philharmonic. During the first three years of his tenure, Mr. Terrell has re-invigorated the ensemble, expanded collaborations, increased subscriptions and challenged its musicians and audiences alike with a diversity of repertoire.
In addition to his schedule with LexPhil, Maestro Terrell is sough after as a guest conductor across the country. Terrell has led performances with many prestigious international organizations including Opera Colorado, Minnesota Opera, Minnesota Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Milwaukee Symphony, Spoleto Festival, Colorado Symphony, Naples Philharmonic, Eugene Symphony, Richmond Symphony, South Dakota Symphony, Sun River Music Festival and the Kalamazoo Symphony. Recent debuts include the Rochester Philharmonic, Bloomington Camerata Orchestra and El Paso Opera.
Previously, Terrell served as Resident Conductor of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra where he was artistic director and conductor of the Backstage Pass Series, Pops Series and Out of the Box concerts. While Assistant Conductor of Minnesota Orchestra from 1998-2003, Terrell conducted hundreds of the Minnesota Orchestraís performances, including Casual Classics, Pops, Family Concerts, Young Peopleís Concerts, Composerís Institute and Sommerfest Concerts.
In the summer of 2000, Terrell was chosen as a fellowship conductor for the inaugural season of the American Academy of Conducting at the Aspen Music Festival under Music Director, David Zinman. At the conclusion of that summer, he was awarded the Aspen Conducting Prize, and award only given for exemplary musicianship and promise.