Dr. Scott Fredrickson has more than 45 years experience in higher education, the music industry, and as an entrepreneur. He holds degrees in Music Education from Cal-State University Fullerton, Business Administration from Pepperdine University, and Jazz Pedagogy and Music Business Administration from University of Northern Colorado. He has chaired numerous Music Business programs and is the former President and Executive Director of the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association, co-chair of the Arts & Entertainment Cluster of the New Orleans Regional Chamber of Commerce, and fellow in the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute. Scott is a member of ASCAP and his compositions and arrangements have been heard on local and national radio and television, and are being performed regularly in the United States and other countries. He has worked as a composer, arranger, director, and performer at theme parks, dinner theaters and corporate shows, and on commercial projects. He has produced and engineered numerous jazz and choral music albums, and has enjoyed participating as a clinician, guest choral conductor, and festival adjudicator throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. His Scat Singing Method and Popular Choral Handbook have been received enthusiastically by choral directors, and his articles on choral techniques have appeared in national educational journals and magazines.
Dr. Fredrickson is also an artist, digital archivist, and designer of laser-cut jigsaw puzzles. His paintings and sculptures are found in various galleries. His jigsaw puzzles have been featured in international publications including Popular Science and Samsung magazines, and he has designed custom puzzles for corporate clients and well-known entertainers.
Currently a Professor of Business Administration and Entrepreneurship at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA, Dr. Fredrickson has served as Department Chair as well as Vice President of the Academic Senate.