Scott McKenzie (b. 1971) is a composer, arranger, and conductor currently serving as a band officer in the United States Army. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Virginia Tech and a Master of Music degree in composition from George Mason University, where he was a student of Dr. Glenn Smith and Mark Camphouse. He previously studied music education and conducting at Old Dominion University and the Peabody Conservatory. Prior to enlisting in the Army, he taught band, chorus, and general music at the middle school level for four years.
Mr. McKenzie’s compositions and arrangements have been performed on four continents by ensembles from beginning first-year players to the finest musicians in the world, from elementary cafetoriums to Carnegie Hall, from a cappella voices to full symphonic band. He is the only two-time winner of the Columbia Summer Winds Outdoor Composition Contest: Keynote Address in 2016 and A Summer Breeze in 2012. His brass choir piece Fanfare for Enduring Freedom was a 2007 winner of the Dallas Winds’ annual ‘Call for Fanfares.’
Mr. McKenzie and his wife, Anne, have three children, Jimmy, Colleen, and Allie.