Scott Nauman hails from Minnesota where he grew up attending concerts performed
at St. Olaf College located just ten minutes from the farm on which he was raised.
Influenced by rich choral music throughout his childhood and teenage years, he
began directing choirs, vocal ensembles, big bands and orchestras at the age of
twenty one and has performed in all fifty states and twenty countries. Having received
his musical training at the University of Northwestern (Minnesota) in conducting,
vocal, trumpet and percussion performance and church music, Scott became a studio
singer both in Minneapolis and Denver. One of his greatest joys was performing as a
backup singer with Celine Dion at Red Rocks. His involvement in studio and backup singing
led to an interest in the recording industry and working as a sound engineer/producer for
numerous Christian artists. For many years, Scott conducted the in-house orchestra at the
“Praise in the Rockies” music seminar in Estes Park directing for artists such as Steve Green,
Dino Kartsonakis, Sheila Walsh, Wintley Phipps, Michael Card, Michael W. Smith and Sandi Patty.
Over the years, Scott has continued his musical career by serving in some of the largest
churches in Minnesota and, since 1985, Colorado. He is grateful for the influence he has
received from choral conductors such as Jerry Rubino, Mark Hayes, Gary Bonner, Janet Vlachos
and Dale Warland. They have each impacted and shaped his musical leadership. So when introduced
in February 2015 to the opportunity to serve as the assistant conductor of the Parker Chorale
under Paul Smith, Scott replied, “it was (and is) a privilege to glean from yet another
wonderful and gifted choral conductor such as Paul”.
Scott enjoys hanging with people from his Fellowship Family, flying his (or anyone else’s)
airplane, motorcycling and fishing as well as downhill skiing with his wife Lynn.