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Scott Greene

Scott Greene, age 22, has been immersed in music since before he was born! Scott began playing the clarinet when he was nine years old and piano at age seven. Scott will be a May 2018 graduate of the University of Illinois School of Music on Scholarship for a Double Degree in Clarinet Performance and Music Technology, where he studied clarinet under Professor J. David Harris, was selected to be a member of the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra in his Freshman year, and toured with the University of Illinois Wind Symphony, performing in Alice Tully Hall in 2018. He has also worked as a Computer Tech Support Specialist in the U of I Division of Intercollegiate Athletics and currently holds a part-time position in IT at U of I. He has won many awards for his clarinet performances including First Place in the 2012 American Protégé International Concerto Competition, for which he made his Carnegie Hall Debut Performance in May 2012. A graduate of Highland Park High School, Scott won the 2011 and 2103 Highland Park High School Concerto Competitions, soloing with the HPHS Symphony in May 2012 and again in May 2014 performing works by Weber and Rossini. He also won Honorable Mention in the 2011 and 2013 Walgreen’s National Concerto Competitions, Third Prize in the 2012 North Suburban Symphony Young Musicians Competition, Honorable Mention with Distinction in the DePaul Concerto Competition, and participated in the 2010 Chicago Symphony Orchestra Youth Auditions at the age of 13, winning their Full Scholarship to Interlochen Arts Camp. Upon graduation from HPHS he was awarded the highest honor in Performing Arts/Leadership-the Yea! Highland Park Scholarship, amongst other significant honors. In June 2011, Scott presented his Debut Clarinet Recital as part of the Young Steinway Artists Series at the Skokie Public Library. Scott participated in the HPHS Band and Orchestra Program under the direction of Dr. James Hile, touring Italy in April 2011, Vienna and Prague for a music festival and competition in March 2012, and to China in March 2014 as a soloist with the ensemble on a special scholarship provided by HPHS Performing Arts Dept. Scott was selected by competitive audition for the 2010-2013 North Shore Honors Band and 2011, 2012 and 2013 IMEA District 7 Senior Honors Band, as well as the 2013 and 2014 IMEA All-State Honors Band.

Even as an undergraduate university student, Scott Greene is considered a professional music composer with over twenty-five original works already to his credit, constantly releasing new tracks as Megaphonix. He hosts a radio show, ""Hooked on Phonix"". In November 2010, Scott won the First Prize in the IMEA All-State Composition Contest for his three movement electronic piece entitled “Hybrid Symphony”, which was presented in concert at the Peoria Civic Center at the All-State Festival in January 2011, and a recent track collaboration with DJ Lucky Date made it to #12 on Beatport's ranking of Electronic Dance Music. Scott has continued to produce music and is currently earning commissions for his work for Universal Music Group in Los Angeles. One of his recent remixes was aired on the 2015 FOX Television production of The Miss Universe Pageant, while in 2016 and 2017 he licensed one of his new tracks to Leo Burnett Ad agency in Chicago, for use in a television commercial in the UK and Europe. In 2017, one of his newest tracks was licensed by Microsoft for their new 2017 XBox Avatars commercial. https://youtu.be/BpMBrrgQ3Jo (Microsoft Xbox Avatars commercial on youTube-Soundtrack by Scott Greene, aka Megaphonix- excerpted from a full-length song). His latest Classical composition, Untitled Work for Clarinet and Electronics, was given its premiere on April 7, 2018. (Please see link below)

Scott has attended Interlochen Arts Camp multiple summers as the recipient of the Maddy Scholarship and CSO Youth Auditions Scholarship, Summit Music Festival, the MYA Clarinet Workshop and the MIC Quintet Attacca workshop. His early pre-college training was also for ten years as a member of the Orchestra, Honors Wind Symphony, and Chamber Music program at Midwest Young Artist, performing in several prize-winning ensembles. His primary clarinet teachers have included in addition to Professor J. David Harris, Sunshine Simmons, Walter Grabner, Jack Marquardt and renowned clarinetist, Julian Milkis. He has performed in Master Classes or received coaching from Dr. Jeremy Reynolds, Steve Cohen, Kenneth Grant, and John Yeh. His piano teachers have included Susan Merdinger and Matt Hagle.