Award-Winning Composer

Latest News & Updates

Scott Wheeler is an award-winning composer, conductor, pianist, teacher and writer on music. Best known for his operas and vocal music, he has also gained wide recognition as a composer of symphonies, concertos, chamber works, solo piano music and ballet.

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BCMS Presents

“Our Art in Our Time

A new recording by Boston Chamber Music Society of Scott’s Sextet

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New Selection of Vocal Works

Dreams, Lies & Love Songs

Scott is pleased to announce that a newly published collection of twelve songs for voice and piano is now available for purchase at NewMusicShelf.com

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New World Records

Naga Album Release

Scott announces the release of his fifth album Naga, a fairy tale two-act opera set to a libretto by Singapore-born Cerise Lim Jacobs and creatively produced by Beth Morrison Projects.

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A Leading Composer of His Generation

Featured Works

Composer Scott Wheeler’s operas have been commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera. the Guggenheim Foundation and White Snake Projects. His music has been performed by violinist Gil Shaham, conductor Kent Nagano, and singers Renee Fleming, Sanford Sylvan, and Susanna Phillips.

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Composed By Scott Wheeler

Appealingly Modest, Witty, Elegant, and Tuneful

Projects in Development

In recent seasons, Scott has been developing projects with librettists, poets, playwrights, choreographers and visual artists. These include:

  • — Nightingale: Ballet With Melissa Barak; aria lyrics by Kathryn Levy
  • — Sorrows of Frederick: Opera on a libretto of Romulus Linney
  • — Baroness: Opera With Noel Carey
  • — Three Russian Nocturnes: song cycle for Brooklyn Art Song Society
  • — Tonight at the Crystal Orb: a cabaret about alchemy with Doug Fitch and Steve Greco
  • — The Good Russian: Opera on a libretto of Adam Kraar
  • — The Book of Rachel: Opera on a libretto of Marina Shron
  • — Coco Chanel: A Cabaret song cycle, with text by Scott Wheeler and Corinne Winters
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The vocal lines are gleaming and utterly natural in their contours… The music brims with wit, freshness of voice, careful craftsmanship, and, in the end, an open-hearted beauty. It is, in other words, typical Scott Wheeler. 

- The Boston Globe
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