Executive Director of Music Nova Scotia
Scott began playing bagpipes at the age of 10 in his native New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. Years later, after a chance meeting with Ashley MacIsaac at a Cape Breton square dance, Scott had the opportunity to tour the world extensively as the piper in MacIsaac’s band, the Kitchen Devils. During this period of Ashley's musical rise to fame, Scott performed on Ashley's Triple Platinum album, "Hi, How Are You Today", which featured the hit song "Sleepy Maggie".
With over seventeen years’ experience in the music industry, Scott has performed many roles including touring musician, recording artist, tour manager, technical director, artist manager, merchandiser, and sponsorship procurement and fulfillment.
Scott has worked on stage and behind the scenes with many international high profile events including the East Coast Music Awards, Juno Awards, Music West, Canadian Music Week, North by Northeast, South by Southwest, National Association of Recording Merchandisers, National Association of Campus Activities, Canadian Organization of Campus Activities, 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, 2011 Canada Winter Games, the New York City Marathon, and the Breeders Cup.
Scott now serves as the Executive Director of Music Nova Scotia, Vice President of the Canadian Council of Music Industry Associations, chair of the FACTOR National Advisory Board, Nova Scotia representative for the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Vice President of the Dartmouth and District Pipe Band Association and Pipe Major of the Dartmouth and District Pipe Band.