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Scott Higgins


Scott Higgins has been a freelance percussionist in Los Angeles since 1975. From 1976 to the present he has been an extra percussionist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Other orchestras that he performs with on a regular basis include Hollywood Bowl, Pasadena. Santa Barbara, New West and Long Beach. He has recorded with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl, Long Beach and Santa Barbara orchestras. His work in Opera and Ballet include Los Angeles Opera, Joffery Ballet, ABT, and New York City Ballet.

For the past 20 tears he has also been very involved in the performance of New Music . He has been involved in the world and west coast preimers of such composres as Piere Boulez, John Adams, and William Kraft He is a frequent performer for the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, Monday Evening Concerts, and The Ojai Music Festival. Performances in Europe include the Lucerne and Salzberg Music Festivals.

In addition to playing in the pit for Opera and Ballet, he has played most of the major Broadway Musicals that have been staged in Los Angeles in the last 20 years. Shows include Cats, A Chorus Line, Miss Saigon, Candide,Swan Lake, Ragtime, and the 41/2 year run of Phantom of The Opera.

His work in the recording industry includes motion pictures, T.V. film, jingles, and record work with popular artists. Motion picture credits include scores by John Williams, David Newman, Don Davis, Disney Animated features, and Earnest Troost. For T.V. Film he has played on many movies of the week, Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, weekly drama and cartoon shows.  C.D. recordings include projects ranging from the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group to Judy Collins, Ray Charles, Coldplay and David Benoit.