Marion Wilkinson Scott made his debut at the age of 14 under the baton of Roger Nuremberg. In 2006 his musicality and technical prowess earned first prize at the Thousand Islands International Piano Competition and second prize at the Zimmerli Foundation International Piano Competition. Dr. Scott was named the winner of the 2010 International Piano Competition hosted by the Steinway Society of Massachusetts. He has given concerts both nationally and internationally.
In collaboration with conductor Jorge Vazquez, Dr. Scott founded the Miami Chamber Orchestra in 2014 (www.miamichamberorchestra.org) as well as being the Artistic Director for the St. Andrew's Concert Series in Palmetto Bay since 2011.
In addition to solo performance, Dr. Scott is an enthusiast for chamber music playing. As a member of the Trio d’Exuberance, he has also performed in noted concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Kilbourn Hall and Crouse Hall.
As an advocate for music outreach programs, Dr. Scott has given numerous solo and chamber music concerts in community venues such as libraries, elementary schools and nursing homes. As an educator, Dr. Scott has served as a teaching fellow for the Piano Minors program at the Juilliard School and the Frost School of Music and for theory classes at the Juilliard School and the Brevard Music Center. He has also received such prestigious scholarships as the Irene Diamond Scholarship (The Juilliard School) and the Howard Hanson Scholarship (The Eastman School of Music). Dr. Scott is the Theory professor at Ransom Everglades School.
Dr. Scott holds a Bachelors Degree from the Eastman School of Music, a Masters Degree from the Juilliard School and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Frost School of Music. His primary teachers at these schools include noted pedagogues Martin Canin (The Juilliard School), Douglas Humpherys (The Eastman School of Music), Tian Ying (The Frost School) and Mary Lou Wesley Krosnick (Jacksonville University). In addition to this, Dr. Scott has also studied with such famed musicians as Seymour Lipkin, Charles Neidich, Andrew Cooperstock, Paul Schenly and Leonidis Lipovestky. He has also appeared in master classes with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Carol Wincenc, Natalia Antonova, Antonio Pompabaldi and Julian Martin among others. Dr. Scott is married to the brilliant and beautiful pianist Rosa Villar-Cordova Scott. Together, they enjoy performing duo concerts and making wonderful music. Since 2011 Dr. Scott has been the Music Director of the Miami Music Series. He is currently the Assistant Music Director at Holy Rosary - St. Richard Catholic Church and Principal Organist at St. Andrews Church in Palmetto Bay.