Originally from Waterford, Michigan, Heather Scott began playing cello at age 10. She studied with Paul Wingert of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and as a teenager played with the Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra. She later studied with Anthony Elliott, professor at the University of Michigan, and Robert deMaine, principal cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She received her B.M. in Cello Performance from Ball State University while studying with Mihai Tetel and earned her M.M.in Cello Performance under the tutelage of Dr. Alan Smith at Bowling Green State University, where she received the graduate string quartet fellowship and sat as principal cellist of the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Heather performed as a member of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra from 2008-2009 and has played for The Virginia Opera and The Virginia Symphony. She has been a member of Orchestra Indiana since 2015, and has been a regular sub for The Fort Wayne Philharmonic since 2016. She has twenty years of experience giving private cello lessons to students of all ages ranging from beginner to college. She also has taught cello and string methods at Taylor University, Henderson State University, and Ouachita Baptist University.
Heather has performed in master classes given by Anthony Elliott, Richard Aaron, Hans Jørgen Jenson, Darratt Adkins, Susan Moses, Stephen Balderston, and the Pacifica Quartet. During previous summers, she attended Aspen Music Festival and School, ARIA Music Festival, and Meadowmount School of Music. In her spare time, Heather enjoys playing board games, hiking, and birding with her husband and two daughters.