Scott Allen Jarrett
is a renowned and acclaimed Bach and baroque expert. Jarrett is the Director of Boston Unversity’s Music at Marsh Chapel. He is also the Music Director of Boston’s Back Bay Chorale and Choral Artist-In-Residence at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA with conducting responsibility for the Conservatory Choir. Jarrett is also Resident Conductor of the Handel and Haydn Society Chorus. With H+H, Jarrett regularly leads ensemble performances as part of the King’s Chapel recital series with particular focus on 17th century German and Italian works in addition to assisting music director Harry Christophers to build one the country’s best professional choruses. In demand for his expertise with the vocal works of J. S. Bach, Jarrett was named Director of the Vocal Fellows Program at the Oregon Bach Festival in 2016, following many summers at the Festival working with founder Helmuth Rilling and now with Artistic Director Matthew Halls. Valued for his experience with large choruses and his skills with orchestral repertoire, Jarrett served eleven years as Director of Choruses and Assistant Conductor of the Charlotte Symphony.
Off the podium, Jarrett is active as a baritone and keyboard player. His recent recitals of Debussy and Fauré with tenor Nicholas Phan and the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago in September 2016 were met with critical acclaim. He can be heard as organist on Seraphic Fire’s recording of the Monteverdi Vespers and as pianist on their 2012 Grammy-nominated recording of the Brahms Requiem. Jarrett also conducted performances of Bach’s Mass in B Minor with Seraphic Fire, the first guest conductor in that organization’s fifteen-year history. He served as accompanist for Helmuth Rilling and the late Robert Shaw, and through his long-time collaborations with his mentor Ann Howard Jones, served eight summers on the conducting staff at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. He is a baritone in the professional chorus of Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society and may be heard in the bass section of their recent recordings for the CORO label.