Photo of Scott Dixon
  • Teacher of Double Bass


  • BM, Oberlin Conservatory of Music
  • MM, Rice University


Scott Dixon joined the bass section of the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra in 2007. As a member of the Orchestra, Scott performs with many of the world’s top musicians in concert venues across the globe including the Lucerne, Salzburg, and Edinburgh Festivals, Carnegie Hall, the Musikverein in Vienna, and the Orchestra’s home, Severance Hall. With his colleagues in the Orchestra he has performed on numerous audio and video recordings with artists including Music Director Franz Welser-Most, Pierre Boulez, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Mitsuko Uchida, and Measha Brueggergosman.

In 2011 Scott served on the faculty of the Domaine Forget summer bass workshop alongside his former teacher, Paul Ellison. He has given masterclasses at the International Society of Bassists (ISB) Convention, the Cleveland Institute of Music, Duquesne University, and others.

Scott performs with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), including recent performances at the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center and the world premier recording of John Adam’s Son of Chamber Symphony, conducted by the composer.

Scott holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a Master’s degree from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. He was a fellow at the New World Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas, and a fellowship student at the Aspen Music Festival and School.

In addition to performing with the Orchestra and teaching, Scott is active in chamber and solo music, and is committed to expanding the mainstream repertoire to include historical performance and contemporary music.