Dr. Scot Buzza has had an international performing career that includes solo appearances with orchestras in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and Venezuela. He has held principal violist positions with orchestras in both Tokyo, Japan and Barcelona, Spain. As a chamber musician Buzza has performed worldwide, and his recitals have been broadcast on Radio France, PBS, Radio Amsterdam, Tokyo NHK and Radio Catalunya (Spain). Buzza is a graduate of Yale University, where he held simultaneous fellowships in both the School of Music and the Department of Slavic Languages and Linguistics, and of the University of Kentucky, where he earned his PhD in musicology with a focus on 18th century Venetian sacred music. Buzza has taught at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Xavier University, and teaches Music Theory, Aural Skills, and Music History in the School of The Arts at Northern Kentucky University. Recent publications include articles for the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and the A-R Music Anthology. Buzza is currently director of the KIIS Institute in Salzburg, Austria, where he has taught conducting and music history since 2009.
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