Scott Foppiano was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1965. He began private study of the piano and started playing in church while a student at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle. While attending Christian Brothers High School and studying both piano and organ privately, he also began playing the Mighty Wurlitzer organ at Memphis’ Orpheum Theatre. He entered the North Carolina School of the Arts as a scholarship student of Dr. John Mueller and his other teachers include David Lowry, Donna Robertson and Robert Glasgow. His subsequent private study was with the late William Whitehead and Thomas Hazleton.
Critically acclaimed and sought after as a recitalist, theatre organist and silent film accompanist, he has played and recorded some of the greatest classical and theatre pipe organs in the United States, Canada and Europe. To date he has four solo organ CD’s with future projects pending.
In 2001 he took his choir on a 14 day tour of Italy where they sang in the Cathedrals of Milan, Assisi and Florence and they sang the Solemn Latin Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome under his direction and organ accompaniment.
He has served as organist and music director for prominent congregations around the United States and has also held positions on the administrative boards of both the American Guild of Organists and the American Theatre Organ Society at local and national levels. He holds both the Service Playing and Colleague certifications of the American Guild of Organists and has played for national and regional conventions of the AGO, the ATOS and the OHS. He will a featured artist for the ATOS convention in Eastern Massachusetts in November 2006 and has subsequent performances in Detroit, Trenton and North Tonawanda. In addition to his ecclesiastical duties as Organist-Choirmaster at St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church in Fishers, Indiana, Mr. Foppiano maintains a very active schedule as a performer.