Dr. Scott McCormick (aka "Doc" to his students) received his D.M.A. from Indiana University Bloomington in Music Performance and Literature (Viola). He is in his 17th year of teaching at Langley High School. He was more recently invited to join the music faculty at Patrick Henry College, where he serves as director of instrumental music and teaches theory and aural skills. He also plays regularly as a violist in the Washington Bach Consort, the area’s premiere baroque orchestra and chorus.
Dr. McCormick is a contributor to new research in the historical performance practice of music of baroque era. He specializes in the performance of the viola d'amore, an unusual baroque instrument with sympathetic strings. An excerpt of his doctoral thesis 'Pur al fin Gentil Viola' was published in the Newsletter of the Viola d'Amore Society of America. One of his performances, from the National Gallery in Ottawa with members of the Canadian group Tafelmusik, was broadcast nationally by CBC radio. He was also featured by the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra in a double concerto with award-winning lutinist Paul O'Dette. He has also performed as a viola d'amore soloist with the Richmond Symphony, with the Penn State University Baroque Orchestra, and for the National Cathedral performance of Bach's St. John Passion.
In his spare time, Doc keeps busy managing his small farm in Loudoun County that he and his wife Rebekah share with their two children, Norah (age 10, pictured below), and Hugh (age 7). “Second Fiddle Farm” is also home to two horses, 56 chickens, and one friendly chocolate lab.
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