Dolores Scott is a gifted musician whose mastery of the art of singing continues to bring her before audiences both nationally and internationally.
She has performed in an extraordinarily diverse variety of styles and settings: as opera lead in the soprano roles of Rosina in “The Barber of Seville” (Burnaby Lyric Opera), Musetta in “La Boheme” and Josephine in “HMS Pinafore” (Tri Cities Opera, Binghamton, NY), and Pamina in “The Magic Flute” (Western Washington University); in music theatre, she was critically acclaimed for her portrayal of Tuptim in “The King and I” (Richmond Gateway Theatre); and as soloist with symphony orchestras, including the Oneonta Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, Burnaby Symphony and Symphonia of the North Shore.
She has toured throughout Hungary and Germany as a soloist for several early music ensembles and choirs. Dolores is currently a member of the Vancouver Chamber Choir, with whom she performs and tours extensively, and with whom she has had the honour of performing for Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan, as well as singing “Baby It’s Cold Outside” with Canadian opera superstar Ben Heppner and working with Eric Whitacre.
Dolores’ first vocal studies at the post-secondary level were in jazz; she ultimately graduated with a master’s degree in music/opera from State University of New York at Binghamton where she also taught voice, and where she was a resident artist with Tri Cities Opera.
As a teacher who is also a very active performer, Dolores is able to give students a professionally insightful view of the music world. She gives voice and piano lessons in her home studio, works as a soprano soloist, and is Artistic Director of the Young People's Opera Society of BC..
Dolores Scott is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the British Columbia Music Teacher's Association (BCRMTA) and the Union of BC Performers (UBCP).
Dean Scott is known as a trumpet player of diverse skill and beautiful tone, who's teaching skills also include trombone, French horn, baritone horn, euphonium, tuba, alto saxophone and clarinet. He has received his undergraduate training from Western Washington University and is co-founder of SHEANDO ENSEMBLE, playing concerts with his wife, soprano Dolores Scott. He is also freelance performer, lending his talents to the Bruce James Big Band, Young People’s Opera Society of BC, La Clave Orchestra, Bethany-Newton United Church and many other organizations. Currently, Dean plays lead trumpet for the Inlet Jazz Band, of Port Moody BC. In addition to his own private teaching studio, he is a teacher at Inspire Arts Academy, the Walnut Grove/Guildford/White Rock Schools of Music and Dance and Fountainview Academy in Lillooet BC.