Scott McAllister completed his undergraduate degrees in performance and composition from The Florida State University and his doctorate in composition from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. McAllister has received numerous commissions, performances, and awards throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. His music has been featured at the Aspen, Chautauqua, and The Prague/American Institute Summer Festivals. McAllister’s music has been performed and/or commissioned by notable ensembles and soloists including The American Composers Orchestra, The Rascher Quartet, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, I Musici de Montreal, Charles Neidich, Richard Stoltzman, The Verdehr Trio, Jacksonville Symphony, Da Camera, Waco Symphony, The United States New Music Ensemble, and The President's Own Marine Band. McAllister was awarded first prize in The Ladislav Kubik International Composition Competition and was a winner of an ASCAP Fellowship award. Scott McAllister's music is recorded on the Naxos, Albany, Centaur, and Summit Records labels and his music can be found at Lydmusic.com. Scott McAllister is Professor of Composition at Baylor University.