Scott Ethier is a composer and pianist who writes and performs musical theater, concert works, and jazz.
His musical Rosa Parks (book and lyrics by Jeff Hughes) was commissioned by Theaterworks/USA and kicks off a tour of the United States at New York City’s Town Hall in February of 2009.
His orchestra works have also been performed and commissioned by the Melrose Symphony, the Cape Ann Symphony, and the Quincy Symphony . He was also commissioned by choreographer Martita Goshen’s company Earthworks to write the score for her piece Breathing Water, Breathing Eye at the Danspace Project.
Man Near the Moon, a short musical written with playwright Trista Baldwin, was staged as part of Dreams this Way: The Best of Raw Impressions Musical Theater at TADA! Theater and later at the Beckett Theater as part of the New York Musical Theater Festival.
Other theater scores include I Am Star Trek (Rick Vorndran, book; Clay Zambo, lyrics) at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and incidental music for Sarah Ruhl’s play Eurydice (Williamstown Theater Festival).
Active as a pianist and music director in theater and dance, Scott has played for Forestburgh Playhouse, Mark Morris Dance Group, the New York Finge Festival, St. Bart’s Players, and Broadway Classroom among others. Some of the nightlights of the 2007-8 season include working as a pianist, pit musician, and music assistant for Ahren’s and Flaherty’s The Glorious Ones at Lincoln Center Theater, and recording a podcast with Neil Patrick Harris.