Scott William Perry loves to compose music. He earned his PhD in music composition from UCSB in 2019. While at UCSB he won multiple Corwin Awards for Outstanding Composition. He holds a BA from UCSB (CCS), a MFA from California Institute of the Arts, and a MA from UC Davis. He has had his music performed by Scott Worthington, Ensemble Etc., members of the Now Hear ensemble, Kurt Rohde, Viginia Kron, The Ensemble for Contemporary Music, The Wellesley Composer’s Conference Ensemble, The Empyrean Ensemble, and The New Century Players. He has published some albums of electronic music on and is actively seeking a record label to publish them more widely.

His teachers include Beverly Grigsby, Jeremy Haladyna, Kurt Rohde, Wolfgang von Schweinitz, Ulrich Krieger, Pablo Ortiz, Mika Pelo, David Rosenboom, Curtis Roads and Clarence Barlow. He has also had lessons and seminars with Mario Davidovsky, Julio Estrada, Michael Pisaro-Liu, and Pauline Oliveros.

Scott, who is concerned with wellness in general for himself and all humankind, also practices in the Kagyu Lineage of Vajrayana Buddhism.