Bio

Scott Etan Feiner is a classical and musical theatre composer, lyricist, and concert pianist. He is a junior at Yale University; he expects to earn a B.A. in Music & Theatre Studies in Fall 2019.

His compositions have been recognized with numerous awards, prizes and professional performances.

  • ASCAP’s Morton Gould Young Composer Competition
  • YoungArts Foundation award in composition, 2015 & 2016
  • Winner of Tribeca New Music Young Composer Competition
  • Winner of Society of New Music’s Brian Israel Prize for young composers
  • Ensemble For These Times Call for Scores 2016
  • Lumina String Quartet’s 2012, 2013, and 2014 Chamber Music Festivals
  • Juventas New Music Ensemble Call for Scores, 2015
  • Winner of Society for Chamber Music in Rochester’s Young Composer Competition
  • NY Music Teachers’ National Association Young Composer Competition, 2010-2015
  • Winner of Long Island Composers Alliance Young Composer award, 2009-2015

Scott has studied composition with Kathryn Alexander and Konrad Kaczmarek, and currently studies piano with Yale School of Music Professor Elizabeth Parisot. He has studied musical theatre composition with Jeanine Tesori, Scott Frankel, Joshua Rosenblum, and, prior to attending Yale, with Adam Guettel. He attended Juilliard Pre-College through high school, where he studied composition with Dr. Ira Taxin.

Scott was the music director of The Yale Spizzwinks(?), the world’s oldest underclassman a cappella singing group; he produced their most recent album, “Hometown,” on which one of his arrangements was nominated for a Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award for Best Arrangement. He has been the music director and pianist for several musical theater productions at Yale, including the premiere production of “Bulgaria! Revolt” at the Yale School of Drama. Recently, he was a music assistant on the pre-Broadway out-of-town engagement of Frozen, the new musical. He is also the current president of the Yale Aerial Circus Arts Collective and is an intensive student at Circus Warehouse in New York City.