Cincinnati Camerata is a mixed-voice choral ensemble of about 30 accomplished volunteer singers that focuses on chamber and contemporary classical music from medieval chant through living composers. We produce 2-3 formal concerts each season along with several more social programs through a smaller satellite group, the Camerata Consort. The Camerata is also committed to promoting new choral music through our annual Composition Contest prize, and we collaborate with some of Cincinnati’s finest instrumental and vocal chamber ensembles.
Around half of our ensemble are degreed musicians or music teachers, and membership is by audition through our artistic director, Brett Scott, a member of UC-CCM’s choral conducting faculty. Our repertoire is challenging, and no other choir in Cincinnati offers the Camerata’s high-quality performance opportunity for only a moderate time commitment from members with busy careers beyond music.
Meet our Director
Brett Scott is Associate Professor of Ensembles and Conducting at the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music, where he directs the select CCM Chorale and teaches conducting and literature at the graduate and undergraduate level. Dr. Scott’s previous position was at the University of Rochester and Eastman School of Music, where he taught undergraduate and graduate conducting, and directed the University of Rochester Glee Clubs and Chamber Singers.
Originally from Canada, he has received national broadcast as a conductor in that country. An acknowledged expert on and advocate for contemporary choral music, Brett has lectured at regional and national conventions in the United States and Canada. He has published articles in the Choral Journal, American Choral Review, Anacrusis and the Research Memorandum Series, and conducted several regional, national, and world premieres. He has recently been appointed editor of the Research Memorandum Series, published by Chorus America. Brett received his Doctor of Music Arts at the College Conservatory of Music in 2002, and currently lives in Cincinnati with his wife Krista and children Aedhan, Colum, Kenna, and Serrin.