Scott O’Neil is driven by a strong commitment to making music of the highest quality accessible to young audiences. Scott is prominently featured with the Colorado Symphony as conductor and creator of the “Inside the Score” series, in addition to appearances on each of the masterworks, family, pops and holiday series. This his ninth season with the Colorado Symphony, and his fourth full season as resident conductor. Previously he served as associate conductor for the Utah Symphony, which he joined in August 2000, and has guest conducted symphonies across the country. Scott studied piano performance at the Oberlin College Conservatory, served as the assistant conductor of the Eastman School Symphony and Philharmonia Orchestras at the Eastman School of Music, and earned a master’s in orchestral conducting at Rice University, where he was the director of the Campanile Orchestra, a community/university orchestra. In the spring of 2003, Scott was selected by the League of American Orchestras to conduct an orchestra comprised of members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and advanced students from the University of Southern California in Synergy, a program created to promote young, contemporary composers.