Scott Tran studied violin at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and received his Bachelor's in Music Performance. He currently plays with the Symphony of the Southwest currently celebrating its 51st season of performance and Musica Nova, a professional symphony performing new and neglected music from the 19th century to present. He also regularly plays in weddings and church services here in the east valley including the All-Saints Newman Center and Queen of Peace Catholic Church.
Scott began violin at the age of 11 and participated in the Nebraska All-State Select Orchestra all three years of high school. In his last year as an All-State orchestra member, he sat principal second violin of the orchestra. During that time, he also played with the Hastings Symphony Orchestra performing new and standard classics of the orchestral repertoire.
Scott received a music scholarship from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and while there he spent four years teaching private and group violin lessons with the nationally recognized UNL String Project. His teachers included David Neely, professor of violin at UNL, Anne Nagosky, professor of violin at University of Nebraska – Omaha, Amy Sims, concert master of the Omaha Symphony Orchestra, and Dr. Katie McLin, professor of violin at the Arizona State University.
Scott has taught private violin lessons since 2000, and is currently celebrating his third year hear in the valley. In addition to his private studio, he has taught after-school group violin classes at several different elementary schools and has done sectionals for Tempe High School and demonstrations at McClintock High School.
His background is not limited to strictly classical music. He also plays in bluegrass groups, rock bands, jazz duos, and sits in regularly with various groups and artists such as Rebecca Clarke, Mary Hoffman, Verse Seven, Mackenzie Road, Bobby Cook's Jamioke, and a Boy Named Sioux and is currently one of the lead vocalists, violinists, and songwriters for the band Watershade. He is noted as being a versatile musician, an improviser, a diligent teacher, and innovative in performance and instruction.