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 in 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
  • The Tribeca New Music Young Composer Competition
  • Society of New Music’s Brian Israel Prize for young composers
  • Lumina String Quartet’s 2012, 2013 and 2014 Chamber Music Festivals
  • Juventas New Music Ensemble, two performances in 2015
  • The Society for Chamber Music in Rochester’s Young Composer Competition
  • The Long Island Composers Alliance Young Composer award, awarded every year he participated beginning in 2009
  • NY Music Teachers’ National Association Young Composer Competition

Scott studies composition with Kathryn Alexander and Konrad Kaczmarek, and piano with Yale School of Music Professor Elizabeth Parisot. He has studied musical theatre composition with Jeanine Tesori 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 is the music director of The Yale Spizzwinks(?), the world’s oldest underclassman a cappella singing group, and is the President of the Yale Aerial and Circus Arts Collective. He has been the music director and pianist for several musical theater productions at Yale, including a premiere production by the Yale School of Drama. He was a music assistant on the pre-Broadway out-of-town engagement of Frozen, the new musical.