Scott Lasky, Chairman
Scott Lasky is a composer of concert and film music, and a native of Los Angeles, where he has been active as a professional musician, composer, and orchestrator for over 30 years. He has written numerous symphonic, chamber, and solo works which have been performed both locally and internationally. After piano lessons at an early age, Scott developed a keen interest in composition and orchestration. Fortunate enough to be surrounded by good mentors and teachers, he began composing music for his junior high school orchestra. He later attended the Grove School of Music where he studied composition with David Angel, Roger Steinman and Allyn Ferguson and conducting with Jack Feierman. In 1988 he was chosen to receive a scholarship through BMI to study with film and television composer Earle Hagen. Other notable teachers included legendary Disney composer Buddy Baker and veteran Hollywood film orchestrator Ralph Ferraro.
For many years Scott Lasky has been an avid collector of early film music. In 2014 he joined together with several fellow film and music enthusiasts to form Famous Players Orchestra in order to further the public’s awareness of historic silent era orchestral movie theater music. For the last several years Scott has also been composing a large scale opera. He claims he will be finished with it one of these days, but we’ll see.