Scott Perry

Scott Perry is a music composer, performer, sound designer, and instructor residing in Northern California. His works include pieces for orchestra, string quartet, chamber ensembles, choir, film, and theater that have appeared at the Berlin Philharmonic, the de Young Museum, the National Steinbeck Center, the San Jose Chamber Orchestra, San Jose State University, the subZERO festival, the Asian Film Festival of Dallas, the Big Island Film Festival, the Boston Asian American Film Festival, the Burbank International Film Festival, the Chicago Filipino American Film Festival, the Las Vegas Film Festival, the San Jose International Short Film Festival, and the SoCal Film Festival.

Theater plays that Scott has been a sound designer for include The Kite Runner, The Grapes of Wrath, The Mummified Deer, and The Tortilla Curtain. Scott scored the films So Beauty, The Red Door, The Underachievers, Excess Baggage, and The Ent and The Troll. The Berlin Philharmonic performed three of Scott's string quartet arrangements as part of a chamber music series featuring Afghan music. Matador, for string orchestra, was premiered by the San Jose Chamber Orchestra. Recording works Fertile Grounds and the art inspired Rhythms and Reflections were featured at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.

Scott performs classical, ethnic, and fusion music. His primary instrument is the solo classical guitar. He also plays electric guitar, bass guitar, percussion, saxophone, Afghan rubab, Greek bouzouki, Turkish saz, and many other instruments.


B.A. - Music Performance, concentrations in guitar studies and composition. Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina.

M.A. - Music Composition. San Jose State University, San Jose, California.