As a teacher . . .


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As a teacher . . .


My son, Ben (age 16) began taking drum instruction from Scotty in the fall of 2013 as a novice.  The progress he has made in just 10 months has exceeded both my expectations and my son’s. Scotty has a tremendous depth of knowledge and experience.  Ben describes him as meticulous, observant, tenacious, inspiring, and a focused and clear communicator.  He thoroughly enjoys his time with Scotty, and every week says they had a ‘great lesson’ followed by much unprompted practice. Our family attended a performance of Scotty’s recently and, after picking our jaws up off the floor, really understood what an exceptional talent he is.  We feel extremely fortunate to have Scotty as Ben’s instructor.

                   - Bridgett Clark, current student parent 

 

 

As a percussionist for hire . . .


 

 

"I had the pleasure of conducting "A Christmas Story", the musical at The Ordway in St. Paul this past November/December 2014. Scotty did an amazing job playing the percussion book. His proficiency, musicality, and pleasant demeanor makes him a perfect choice as a pit musician. I look forward to the next time we work together."

             - Jeff Rizzo, Music Director: Ordway Center for Performing Arts, Theater Under the Stars, San Bernardino Civic Light Opera  

As a percussionist for hire . . .


 

 

"I had the pleasure of conducting "A Christmas Story", the musical at The Ordway in St. Paul this past November/December 2014. Scotty did an amazing job playing the percussion book. His proficiency, musicality, and pleasant demeanor makes him a perfect choice as a pit musician. I look forward to the next time we work together."

             - Jeff Rizzo, Music Director: Ordway Center for Performing Arts, Theater Under the Stars, San Bernardino Civic Light Opera  

" Scotty Horey was well prepared going into our one and only practice leading up to our performance. He had listened to, and worked out all the songs I asked of him perfectly. He is a great fill in drummer for a singer songwriter of any genre. "

                  - Brian Just, well known Twin Cities Singer/Songwriter

As a solo artist . . .


As a solo artist . . .


" . . . Scotty Horey, the twin cities hungriest young percussionist" 

                - New Music Box

 

“ . . . Prepare your ears to travel with the elusive Scotty Horey in Londrina, showing how to go from the amazing shape of rock expansiveness on drums to the refined subtlety of solo marimba. Horey could easily pass as a monster of contemporary rock, but he is much more than that. Horey's art and technique shake whomever witness, and leaves entranced audiences wherever he goes. He brings a total involvement with the drumset, and his drum solos are breathtaking. Horey plays the drums in various rhythms and melodies. Among them, masks and voices that make the expression itself a strong signature of touch . . . “

            - Londrina (Brazil) Journal 

 

" . . Horey's reputation is that of an international talent able to roam between various sounds. He's a new guy who has been doing very well, and has been well received wherever he goes. Overall, highly expressive guy! . . . "

           - Jose Marcello Casegrande, Timpanist/First Percussionist- Orquestra Sinfônica da Universidade Estadual de Londrina (OSUEL)

 

" Scotty Horey, one man show, gave a big solo concert with drums and marimba, at the Teatro Rondon Pacheco within the VI Latin American Percussion Meeting Festival. It was an amazing thing, the solo show of that young American musician. He had all that spirit, and an audience absolutely and insanely delighted with the performer. He's all body, mind, and heart on pulse with performance."

                 - Lu De Laurentiz, Professor at the United Federal University of Uberlandia, Arts Advocate in the Sao Paulo and Uberlandia communities 

 

“. . . I have known Scotty for around 5 years and I should say from the outset that I do regard him as one of the most exciting of the young performers at the University of Minnesota at present. He first approached me whilst learning my work Ti.re-Ti.ke-Dha for solo percussion, a work of extreme virtuosity and demanding the utmost concentration and energy. He later performed the work that year with an intelligence and raw artistry that I found both fascinating and exciting . . . “

                - James Dillon, Internationally renowned composer 

 

" . . . The identification of the musician (Horey) comes mainly from his speaking of the universal language of art with a multilingual voice. He plays in both the territories of classical music, with marimba and the vibraphone, *and* the popular percussion (drumset) with progressive rock . . . "

              - Correio de Uberlandia (newspaper in Uberlandia, Brazil) 

 

"Scotty Horey, a young gifted percussionist, presented two very ecletic and energetic concerts in Brazil. He presented new commisions of virtuosic works written for him, and new works composed by himself in addition to illuminating a fresh approach to some well known repertoire pieces. He also presented two clinics that were very comprehensive and elucidatory. My students had the opportunity to understand his principles used for memorization and preparation for recitals, the performer-composer process, and the very important matter of interpretation".

                   - Dr. Eduardo Gianesella, Professor of Percussion- UNESP, Percussionist- Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra 

 

"I recently had Scotty at MacPhail Center for Music during our Percussion Showcase. He Rocked! The performance was tight and well managed between himself and his sound engineer. His drumming was really great and I thought his drum solo was truly exceptional. He spoke to the students and stated what they could expect and what they might listen for. He was insightful and truly an inspiration for all of those in attendance".

           
   - Bob Adney, Director of Percussion, MacPhail Center for Music