Scott Stewart (Chorus Master)
Scott S. Stewart has served as Chorus Master and Associate Conductor for the Florentine Opera Company for over 30 years, participating in over 120 productions, for a personal catalogue of over 60 different operas. His repertoire includes a considerable number of contemporary operas, most recently Carlson's Midnight Angel with the Skylight Opera.
A product of the Milwaukee musical community Mr. Stewart studied choral conducting with Margaret Hawkins and orchestral conducting with Kenneth Schermerhorn at the Wisconsin College Conservatory of Music. He later went on to study with Roberto Benaglio, former Chorus Master of La Scala, at the Dallas Opera. Mr. Stewart has conducted many (L'italiana in Algeri, Hänsel und Gretel, etc) Florentine educational performances, and has composed many education in-school programs about opera, including Everything You Always Knew About The Opera, A Tragedy of Youthful Love, and My First Trip To The Opera. Mr. Stewart has adapted and re-orchestrated many one-act operas for young, upcoming performers including The Barber of Seville, Dr. Miracle, and The Impresario that are often enjoyed by audience young and old.
He has conducted several area choral ensembles and opera companies. He serves as vocal coach for the Florentine Opera's Studio Artists and heads the High School Master Class for gifted area high school singers.