Scott C. Gregg

Artistic Director

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Maestro Scott Gregg currently serves as the 10th Music Director of the Saint Augustine Orchestra - an organization that has performed in the nation’s oldest city for over 60 years.  Maestro Gregg has recently held the positions of Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the First Coast Youth Orchestras (FCYO).  In 2006, Mr. Gregg helped found First Coast Community Music School to assist hundreds of Jacksonville area music students access top-notch music education and in 2014, he became that school’s Artistic Director.  In addition, Mr. Gregg was a member the class of 2007 for Leadership Jacksonville - a philanthropic, service and volunteer organization - and served on the Mayor’s youth education task force.

 

For 22 years, Maestro Gregg held the Winston Family Endowed Chair as Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras, guiding that organization’s growth from a 60-member group to an artistically robust arts education program with more than 300 participants.  Mr. Gregg was also the Music Director for Education of the Jacksonville Symphony - planning the Symphony’s entire educational programs and conducting hundreds of performances for students and adults alike, as well as guest conducting the Jacksonville Symphony countless times since 1995.  

 

Mr. Gregg was Music Director of the FSCJ Artist Series Summer Theater programs as well as Music Director for the Youth at the Beaches Arts Guild productions.  As a violinist, Mr. Gregg has performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Annapolis Symphony, as well as on the national tours of The Lion King, The Producers, Chicago, Cinderella, and others.

 

Prior to coming to Jacksonville, Mr. Gregg was Associate Conductor of the Goucher Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Conductor of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and Staff Conductor of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, as well as Music Director of the Bach Society Orchestra in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mr. Gregg has conducted the Alabama All-State Symphony Orchestra, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Philharmonic, the Orchestra National du Capitole de Toulouse, France, and the Kielce Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland, among others.

 

A recipient of the Seiji Ozawa and Andrew Schenk Fellowships, he spent two summers at the Tanglewood Institute, studying with Maestros Seiji Ozawa, Simon Rattle, and Robert Spano, and closed the festival’s season sharing the podium with Maestro Rattle. Gregg has also been a conducting fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, and a fellow at the Conductor’s Institute in South Carolina. Mr. Gregg was a Semi-Finalist in the International Conductors’ Competition in Besançon, France and the Stokowski Conducting Competition in New York. He was one of four Americans chosen to participate in the 1997 Tokyo International Conducting Competition.

 

Mr. Gregg made his solo debut with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the age of 17. Mr. Gregg received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College with a concentration in music theory and composition and minor concentration in astrophysics. He studied conducting at Baltimore’s Peabody Conservatory of Music, where he earned a master’s degree and was awarded the Christopher Percy Prize in Conducting. Concurrently, Maestro Gregg was appointed to the conducting staff of the Peabody Conservatory Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras, as well as Associate Conductor of the Johns Hopkins Symphony Orchestra.

 

He is married to Camille Clement Gregg and the two are the proud parents of their golden retriever, Midas.

Lee Sellers

Assistant Conductor

David “Lee” Sellers Jr., a native of Saint Augustine, Florida, earned the Bachelor of Music Education from The Florida State University in 1985.  His teaching career has been in Orange County Public Schools (Florida), The Austin Independent School District (Texas) and the Saint Johns County School District (Florida), where he is the band director at Pacetti Bay Middle School in Saint Augustine, Florida.

 

Mr. Sellers is an active certified adjudicator for the Florida Bandmasters Association in the areas of concert, sightreading and solo/ensemble.  He has conducted honor bands throughout the state of Florida, conducted the Florida Middle School All-State Band in 2017, and is an active clinician and guest conductor.  In November of 2002, Mr. Sellers achieved certification with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

 

As a performer, Mr. Sellers was a flutist in the Hollingsorth Winds (Lakeland, Florida), and principal solo flutist with the Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band, and the Austin Flute Choir (Texas).  Currently, he performs with the Saint Augustine Orchestra (principal flute).

 

In addition to teaching students, Mr. Sellers is involved in teacher education.  He has presented numerous staff development clinics at local and state events.  Among those, he presented “Establishing Focus and Ensemble Sound, Innovative Warm-ups for Middle School Band” and co-presented “Sight-reading from Every Angle” at the 2014, 2016, and 2018 Florida Music Educators Association Staff Development Conferences.  Mr. Sellers also teaches the sight-reading portion of the adjudicator’s certification classes and served on the sightreading task force for the Florida Bandmasters Association.