Collaborative Pianist, Choral Conducting Institute and Adult Choir Camp, Interlochen College of Creative Arts
Principal keyboardist for the University of Michigan's Choral Department
Scott VanOrnum is principal keyboardist for the University of Michigan's Choral Department, a music and humanities instructor at Schoolcraft College, interim director of music at Knox Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor and a frequent keyboardist for regional symphony orchestras, wind ensembles and choral societies. Mr. VanOrnum began studying the piano at age five and the organ with Robert Murphy at age ten. He spent eight summers attending the Interlochen Arts Camp, then four years at the Interlochen Arts Academy, graduating with high honors. He was awarded a Presidential Scholar in the Arts medal at the White House and performed at the Kennedy Center. He continued with studies at the Eastman School of Music and at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Mr. VanOrnum was on the faculty of University of Michigan's All-State Program at Interlochen from 1992-2005, and has served on the executive boards of the Dearborn Symphony and the Ann Arbor and Detroit chapters of the American Guild of Organists. He has performed in churches and cathedrals around the country and in Europe, including Saint Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, the Church of Saint Ignatius in Rome, the Hofkirche in Dresden, Saint Etienne Cathedral in France, Saint Thomas Church and Riverside Church in New York and the Crystal Cathedral in California.