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K. Scott Warren

K. Scott WarrenK. SCOTT WARREN (1971 – ) was appointed organist and choirmaster at Temple Emanu-El in 2006. In more than 120 choral liturgies annually, Scott directs and accompanies the 17-voice professional Emanu-El Choir. He also assists with liturgical planning and many of the administrative functions of the Temple music program. From 2002 to 2004, he served as assistant organist at Emanu-El, working under the direction of then senior organist Hunter Tillman, whose distinguished tenure spanned more than 35 years.

Scott’s experience as a church musician includes serving as music director or interim director at several Manhattan churches, including Immanuel Lutheran Church, Park Avenue United Methodist Church and Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. During the summer of 2011 he was appointed associate director of music at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, where he assists in supervising the music for more than 400 liturgies per year and will appear in the critically acclaimed Sacred Music in a Sacred Space concert series.

Scott’s active career as a collaborative musician has led him to perform as organist and pianist with the New York Philharmonic, the American Symphony Orchestra, the New York Pops, the Orchestra of St. Lukes, the Dresden Philharmonic, and such notable choral ensembles as Musica Sacra, the Oratorio Society of New York and Voices of Ascension. His work as an accompanist has been featured on local radio station WQXR, on NPR and PBS.

A longtime love of choral music has led Scott to compose for the medium. Several of his compositions have been published by Oxford University Press and have been performed in concerts and worship services throughout North America, Europe and Japan. In 2008, he began working on a sacred service for the Temple Emanu-El Choir.

A native of Dallas, Scott is a graduate of the University of North Texas, where he studied organ with Jesse Eschbach.

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