Dr. Scot A. Humes graduated from Stony Brook University with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree, Ball State University with a Master of Music, and the Oberlin Conservatory with a Bachelor of Music. His teachers include Caroline Hartig, Daniel Gilbert, Alan Kay, Lawrence McDonald and Charles Neidich.
Dr. Humes is Associate Professor at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, joining the faculty in the fall of 2006.
Humes is Principal Clarinet of the Monroe Symphony Orchestra (LA) and the Vashon Opera Orchestra (WA), and performs frequently in the clarinet sections of the Shreveport Symphony, Rapides Symphony, Lake Charles Symphony and South Arkansas Symphony.
As a soloist he has performed the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Peconic Chamber Orchestra, Frank Martin’s Concerto for 7 Wind Instruments, Percussion and String Orchestra with the Stony Brook Symphony under the direction of Leon Fleischer, C.M. von Weber’s Concertino on tour with the University of Louisiana at Monroe Wind Ensemble, and Weber Concerto No. 2 with the Monroe Symphony Orchestra.
With Steinway Artist Tania Tachkova they are Duo per se, recitaling throughout the USA, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. He has given numerous recitals and master classes worldwide at schools such as The Sydney Conservatorium, the Grypario Cultural Center (GR), Luther College, University of Alabama, University of Southern Mississippi, Piedmont College, Winona State University, and Mississippi College, with performances at the International Clarinet Association conferences, the Southern Conference of the College Music Society, and Michigan State University Clarinet Spectacular Day.
His activities as a clinician include presentations at the Louisiana Music Educators Association and Texas Music Educators Association conventions, the Mississippi Music Teachers Association, and adjudication for numerous chamber music and concerto competitions, as well as the Semi-Final round of the Young Artist Competition at conferences of the International Clarinet Association.
A proponent of new music, Humes has worked with contemporary composers Frank Ticheli, Chen Yi, Libby Larsen, Eric Ewazen and Gwyneth Walker (to name a few), and has performed in the Electroacoustic Juke Joint and the New Music on the Bayou contemporary music festivals. Recordings include the world premiere of Downwind of Roses in Maine commissioned from composer Libby Larsen, Buffalo Gals and Other Songs by composer Gwyneth Walker, both available on the composers websites, a SoundSpells release of Meyer Kupferman’s Structures with the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, and Black Sky Hates The Moon, a contemporary opera by composer Max Duykers.
Scot Humes is a Henri Selmer Paris Artist performing on 'Présence' clarinets.
The 'Présence' clarinet bears in itself the sound qualities common to all our models. It is characterized by a rich tone and a great ease of blowing.