Scott Willis 

Scott Willis is a Nashville-based, nationally performing baritone. He holds a Masters of Music from East Carolina University and a Bachelors of Music from Middle Tennessee State University.

Scott performs with the Nashville Opera and sings with professional organizations such as the Tennessee Chamber Chorus (in which he serves as the Executive Director), the American Caroling Company, the Atlanta-based Choral Pickup, and the Seattle-based Queen City Musicians. He is also a sought after musical director and vocal coach for theaters in the greater Nashville area.

He has had a wide variety of lead roles, most recently Sergeant Sulpice in Northwest Opera in Schools, Etc. (N.O.I.S.E) in Seattle, Washington, and Vater in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel in Vacouver, B.C at the Vancouver Coaching Experience. Past roles include Tim in the international premiere of Insectophobia, Jason MacFarlane in Lizzie Borden, Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte, David in A Hand of Bridge, and Mr. Gobineau in The Medium at East Carolina University. His lead roles at MTSU include Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Tateh in Ragtime, and the title character in Sweeney Todd.

Solo work also includes winning the Bass Solo position at the Spoleto Festival (Mozart’s Organ Solo Mass), and several solos at MTSU from the Messiah and Bach Magnificat. He also was the frontliner at the Rutherford Republican Party Reagan Dinner singing Frank Sinatra standards.

In past competitions, he has been taken first place in the TN-NATS Regional, was a semi-finalist at the Orpheus National Competition, and took second place at the Grace Moore Competition.