Scott LaVine

Principal Timpani

Scott P. LaVine is a Professor Emeritus at the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam where he taught from 1991 to 2012. During his tenure at Potsdam, Professor LaVine conducted all of the Crane wind bands, taught courses in conducting, music education, technology, theory, and functional piano, and served as coordinator of music technology. Previously, he was department chair and director of bands at Norwood-Norfolk Central School (1972-1991) and conducted bands at St. Lawrence University. He also played an integral role in the Crane Youth Music Summer Program as a conductor of the wind and jazz ensembles and served as CYM Director (1998-2003). 

Prof. LaVine is a past-president of the New York State Band Directors, the Crane Faculty, and the Crane Alumni Associations and is the recipient of several awards, including the Helen Hosmer Excellence in Music Teaching, the NYSBDA Distinguished Service, and Potsdam Alumni Distinguished Service Awards, and appointment to the SUNY Alumni Confederation Honor Roll in 1995. LaVine serves on the NYSSMA Technology Steering Committee and is a founding conductor of Northern Symphonic Winds. He is a certified instructor for the Technology Association for Music Educators (TI:ME) and is an active guest conductor/adjudicator and jazz pianist.