Scott Laughead, General Music Teacher
Scott Laughead has been St. Stephen of Hungary’s General Music teacher since 2011. He is thrilled at the opportunity bring music to students of all ages at St. Stephen and appreciates the support and guidance he has received from the entire St. Stephen community. In addition to his work as a music teacher, Scott is a playwright, director, musical director, and arts educator. He is the founding director of KEEP THE BEAT: Character Education through the Arts and the Artistic Director of the Yorkville Youth Athletic Association’s theatre program.
Scott works with the New York City Department of Education to create in-school and after-school residencies that motivate young people to succeed artistically, socially, and academically. In Duchess County he collaborates with fourth grade teachers in three schools in a curriculum-oriented theatre program that excites students about social studies by performing in plays about New York State. At Vail Farm Elementary School he facilitates a Poetry Video Project that gives fifth graders the opportunity to direct themselves in dramatized poetry vignettes. His professionally produced plays for young audiences have toured extensively throughout the United States.
Scott is a Level III Certified ORFF music instructor and holds a B.A. in theatre from Penn State and an M.A. in theatre from Hunter College. In 2004 Scott received the Ann Flagg Multicultural Award for services to diverse communities from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education. Additionally, Scott has served as a musical director and adjunct professor for Hunter College’s Department of Theatre.He lives in New York City and is a member of Actors’ Equity and the American Orff-Schulwerk Association.