Bio

Scott Lambert retired in 2005 after teaching for thirty-one years in the public schools of Virginia and South Carolina. Lambert has served on the adjunct faculties of Winthrop University and Virginia Commonwealth University and presently supervises student teachers for James Madison University in the Hampton Roads area. Lambert is active as a clinician, adjudicator, arranger and show designer for bands and honor bands across the United States.

Scott Lambert is past president of the Virginia Music Educators Association, past president of the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association, past president of the Virginia Chapter of Phi Beta Mu and an alumnus of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

Mr. Lambert graduated with honors from East Tennessee State University and received his Masters of Music Education with honors from Radford University. He has done post graduate work at Wake Forest University, East Tennessee State University, Virginia Tech and also served as graduate teaching associate and director of the University Band at the University of South Carolina where he completed his residency and partial candidacy towards a Doctorate of Musical Arts in conducting.

Lambert’s bands received seventeen Virginia Honor Band Awards during his teaching career. His bands received over sixty superior ratings at District Concert Festivals and performed for the National Band Association Convention, twice for the Virginia Music Educators Conference and the Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinic. His marching bands performed for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Niagara Falls Blossom Festival Parade, Cotton Bowl Parade, two Tournament of Roses Parades, Orange Bowl Parade and Mardi Gras Parade. Lambert’s marching bands won state championships multiple times in both Virginia and South Carolina and were two time division champions in the Bands of America Southeast Regionals and were finalists in the Bands of America Grand National Championships.

Lambert is a multiple recipient of the National Band Association’s Citation of Excellence, received the American School Band Directors Association’s Stanbury Award, awarded the John Philip Sousa Foundation’s Sudler Legion of Honor, selected as one of the Ten Best Band Directors by Bandworld Magazine, selected twice to Outstanding Young Men of America, listed three times in Who’s Who in America, listed six times in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, listed twice in Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the World, the International Who’s Who of Professionals and nominated for the Disney American Teacher Award.

Lambert was selected as the 2004-05 Outstanding Virginia Music Educator by the Virginia Music Educators Association. One of Lambert’s former students stated in his nomination for VMEA’s Outstanding Music Educator , “Few leave such a legacy, while they are still alive! This and the respect he has maintained in his field speak volumes about this man, a career of excellence achieved by only the most outstanding.”