Student Teaching Supervisor
Upon completion of his Bachelor of Arts in Music (Voice) and California Teaching Credential (Life), Scott Hedgecock began a career as a Music Educator that has spanned nearly four decades. The primary areas of his teaching tenure have included directing Choral Music ensembles, teaching voice, piano/keyboard, music theory, musical theatre, and International Baccalaureate Music at both the Junior High School and High School levels. He earned his Master of Arts degree in 1995 in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Arts emphasis) in order to better facilitate his work in a multicultural and diverse-language state. Beginning his tenure at Fullerton Union High School in 1990, he created an award-winning Choral Music and Vocal Studies Program, served as the Founding Director of the Fullerton Academy of the Arts, and led the Performing Arts Department for twenty-two years. The AotA at Fullerton was the first school in Southern California to include a Vocal Studio as part of a Choral Music Program; the studio was founded and directed by the late Timothy MacDougall for fifteen years prior to his joining the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Faculty in 2007. Now retired from public school teaching, Scott serves as a Student Teaching Supervisor for the Music Education department.
Scott Hedgecock has been in Service Leadership to his colleagues and the students of California for over 27 years. As a Past President of the Southern California Vocal Association (SCVA), Hedgecock served in Chairperson roles for both Choral Festivals and the Vocal Solo Festival, as Vice-President, and eventually President. Scott has served the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and state affiliate California Music Educators Association (CMEA) for over sixteen years and his service has included leadership as Choral Representative, President-Elect, and President for the former Southern Section. He has served on the CMEA Executive Board as Vice President (two terms), President-Elect, and President, and is now the Immediate Past President through the 2020 election cycle.
During his tenure in CMEA leadership, Scott Hedgecock was part of the restructuring of CMEA through two Strategic Plans, and has been part of the continued growth of the Western Division during the "Bringing NAfME West" and "Shortening the Distance" eras, helping to both strengthen and unite the Western Division. He has worked to bring greater focus to NAfME’s Collegiate Chapters, and all music education students, in pursuit of increasing their level of participation, understanding, and development of an early career connection to their professional organizations.
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