Jasen Scott is a conductor, pianist and vocalist raised in the cowboy boots country of Tamworth, NSW, AU, with a diverse portfolio including work as a musician, vocal coach, entrepreneur, musical director and arranger. Always with a bit of tongue-in-cheek, Jasen explores the music of the modern world in the context of the musicians of yesteryear.
Working as an ensemble and solo musician with organisations such as the NSW Department of Education, and touring professional and amateur theatre groups, Jasen has established a strong CV for the age of 20. After a double gap year consisting of nine musicals and "getting his life together", this year Jasen commenced study at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.
Jasen has studied with several teachers throughout his career, most notably his current piano teacher and Australian Concert Pianist, Stephen McIntyre, OAM. He studied classical and jazz piano with Dr. Jane Hammond (Monash University) for four years, and conducting with Jennifer Turner (ex-Melbourne Conservatorium).
His portfolio is not limited to piano and conducting however - he is also a respected Clarinet player, playing with orchestras such as the Australian Youth Orchestra, the NSW State Senior Wind Orchestra performing at the Sydney Opera House, and the NSW West of the Divide Concert Band.
Arranging and composition has been a long-time passion of Jasen's. His most notable work includes professional arrangements for the NSW Department of Education. He also directed, arranged and conducted the Crescendo Showcase (2015): a showcase featuring a 45-piece orchestra and 26 vocalists in a three-hour spectacular, raising funds for the NSW Rural Fire Service.
Jasen is the Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer of Crescendo Music Australia - his own creation - for which he manages, arranges music for and directs the Crescendo Orchestra. He directed the orchestra's first YouTube series, and is leading the orchestra through their debut live performance season in 2017, in which they will perform in various settings: both on the concert hall stage and at corporate events and functions, as well as the backing ensemble for live performance events such as musicals and cabaret style shows.
Other past clients and shows included in Jasen's CV are the Tamworth Musical Society (Seussical, My Fair Lady, Company, Sunset Boulevard, Phantom of the Opera), Western Arts Theatre Inc. (Annie), Koonung S. C. (The Wedding Singer), MLOC Productions (Young Frankenstein), Peoples' Playhouse Theatre Company (Annie), and Catholic Schools' Celebrate (NSW). He also works regularly throughout Melbourne as an accompanist, performance and vocal coach for VCE Exam Students, AMEB Exam Students, and other specialist performances.
Jasen was the 2013 recipient of the Jeff & Hazel Lee Youth Piano Scholarship. He was also a recipient of the Order of Australia for Service to the Community in 2012, and a regular recipient of recognition for his ongoing community service work.
In his "spare time", Jasen enjoys a nice evening of cooking while watching Masterchef or Hotel Hell and curling up on the couch by the heater with a rug and a glass of wine. Apparently musicians relax.. sometimes.
Updated 24th November, 2016.