Scott Jarrett

Scott Allen Jarrett is recognized as one of our nation’s leading teachers and interpreters of the vocal works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Building on a lifetime and career devoted to the study and performance of Bach’s music, Jarrett was appointed Artistic Director of the Bach Akademie of Charlotte in July of 2017, with responsibility to build an annual cantata series and summer festival of national profile and reach for the Charlotte region. A long-time collaborator with the Oregon Bach Festival, Jarrett is Director of the Vocal Fellows Program and Associate Chorus Master, and, in 2017, conducted the festival’s opening performances of the St Matthew Passion—the only conductor other than Helmuth Rilling to have conducted that masterpiece at the Oregon Bach Festival since its founding. A resident of Boston, Jarrett is the Director of Music at Boston University’s Marsh Chapel, Resident Conductor of the Handel + Hayden Society, and Music Director of the Back Bay Chorale. The music of Johann Sebastian Bach has been at the heart of musical life of Marsh Chapel, and in 2007, Jarrett founded The Bach Experience, an expansion of regular cantata performances including coaching, lectures, and preaching in order to full reveal the musical and theological genius of this extraordinary repertoire. Off the podium, Jarrett is active as a baritone and a keyboard player. For more information, visit scottallenjarrett.com.