Scott youngs

Scott Youngs is the artistic director of the Arizona Bach Festival.  He was the founder of “American Bach” which, after its planned seven-year run, became the Arizona Bach Festival.  In its earlier version, the series presented more than fifty of Bach’s cantatas, as well as The Passion According to St. John, the St. Matthew Passion, the Christmas Oratorio, and the Easter Oratorio.  In its newer incarnation, it has become an international festival inviting musicians to the Southwest from Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Australia.  After 30 years of service, he stepped down from his post as Director of Music at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Phoenix.  During his tenure there, his choirs recorded more than 20 CD’s, toured England, Russia, Italy, Ireland, Wales, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, and the United States.  Scott is the Music Director of the Arizona Masterworks Chorale, and lectures regularly for OSHER Life-Long Learning through ASU.