Scott Ney is an active performer specializing in contemporary solo and chamber ensemble music. He’s appeared at festivals and universities throughout the United States and Europe, including several Percussive Arts Society International Conventions and the International Festival of Percussive Arts Perkusja in Warsaw, Poland. Most recently, he’s appeared at venues in Strasbourg, Nürnberg, and Würzburg.
Since 1998, Mr. Ney has been a faculty member at the University of New Mexico, where he serves as an associate professor of music and as the director of percussion studies. He’s also principal timpanist for the Opera Southwest Orchestra and a percussionist with the New Mexico Philharmonic, Santa Fe Symphony, and Santa Fe Opera Orchestra.
Mr. Ney attended the Boston Conservatory, Eastern Illinois University, and the University of Washington. His principal teachers were Johnny Lee Lane (Eastern Illinois University), Arthur Press (Boston Conservatory and Boston Symphony Orchestra), and Tom Collier (University of Washington). He’s taught at California State University, Fresno; the University of Washington; Eastern Illinois University; Fresno City College; the Buchanan Educational Center; and Clovis High School.
Scott Ney is a performing artist with Pearl/Adams Percussion, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, and Remo, Inc.