Scott Ney

Associate Professor of Percussion
Undergraduate Coordinator

Scott Ney

Associate Professor of Percussion
Undergraduate Coordinator
M.A., Eastern Illinois University
Center for the Arts Room 2101
Curriculum Vitae

Scott Ney YouTube Channel
Vic Firth
Black Swamp Percussion

Scott Ney is an active educator and 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, the International Festival of Percussive Arts Perkusja in Warsaw, Poland, Cathedral of Koeln, Saint Agnes and Abtei Brauweiler churches in Köln, Germany and most recently at venues in Strasbourg, Nürnberg, and Würzburg.

A faculty member at UNM since 1998, Professor Ney serves as Department of Music Undergraduate Coordinator, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies, where he directs the UNM Contemporary and Folkloric Percussion Ensembles.

Since his arrival in New Mexico, he has become involved with numerous chamber music festivals and ensembles along with serving as timpanist with the Opera Southwest Orchestra, and an active percussionist with the New Mexico Philharmonic, Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, and Santa Fe Symphony.

Professor Ney attended The Boston Conservatory, Eastern Illinois University, and the University of Washington where his principal teachers include Johnny Lane (Eastern Illinois University), Arthur Press (Boston Conservatory and Boston Symphony) and Tom Collier (University of Washington). Past teaching positions include California State University-Fresno, 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, Black Swamp Percussion, Vic Firth Sticks, and Remo Inc.

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