William Fred Scott
William Fred Scott was named Music Director in 2015. He is the fifth music director for Chanticleer, and the graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service has been involved in music for more than 40 years. He was the artistic director and principal conductor of the Atlanta Opera from 1985-2005 and associate conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra from 1981-88.
Scott spent five years as director of choral music at the Westminster Schools in Atlanta before joining Chanticleer and is a well-known organist. His family has a long history with the Thomasville Entertainment Foundation, which brought Chanticleer to the TCA as part of its 80th season. His grandfather was one of the first supporters of the TEF.