Scott Gilmore’s operatic credits as coach, assistant conductor and chorus master include the San Francisco Opera, Salzburg Festival, Cologne Opera, Opéra de Lyon and Opera Australia. He has worked with major international conductors, including Daniel Barenboim, James Conlon, Charles Mackerras, Michelangelo Veltri, Carlo Felice Cillario and Kent Nagano. As a recital accompanist, he has performed in New York’s Carnegie Hall, Dublin’s National Concert Hall and in numerous recitals in London, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cologne, Sydney and Melbourne. He has recorded on CD, radio, television and video for Unitel, the BBC, ABC, RTE and WFMT Chicago.
His work in the training and development of singers has taken him to positions with the Centre de formation lyrique of the Opéra national de Paris, London’s Guildhall School of Music & Drama, the San Francisco Opera Center and the young artist programs of Cologne Opera, Opera Australia, Santa Fe Opera, and Florida Grand Opera. He is an adjudicator for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He was co-artistic director with Christine Bullin of Opera Overture, a program in Malibu, California for singers aged 16-21, and is a guest faculty member of Dr Doreen Rao’s Choral Music Experience, directing opera workshops for children. He is a contributing editor to Boosey & Hawkes’ Choral Music Experience series, translating and editing scenes from operatic literature for young people. The San Francisco Chronicle dubbed him “a singer’s colleague and best artistic friend.”
He is currently Director of Musical Studies at Chicago Opera Theater, and Assistant Professor of Opera and Vocal Coaching and Director of the Professional Diploma in Opera Program at Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University, where he studied piano with Dr Ludmila Lazar.