Scott Fearing

Scott Fearing

Phillips Hall B-147
Phone: 202-994-9032

Areas of Expertise

French Horn

Professor Fearing, born in Tampa, Florida, started his musical training in third grade with the study of piano. Three years later, he began playing horn. While at North Texas State University, he studied with Clyde Miller as well as with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra principal hornists James London and Gregory Hustis. His college orchestra conductor, Anshel Brusilow, was also influential in his training. Prof. Fearing joined the National Symphony Orchestra in 1982 after one year with the Omaha Symphony Orchestra, where he was co-principal horn. He has performed with many of the musical organizations in this area, including the Washington Bach Consort, the National Gallery Orchestra, Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, and the Wolf Trap Opera Orchestra as well as with the Chamber Soloists of Washington on a recording of Handel's Water Music. He plays with the Gabriel's Brass Quintet of the Christian Performing Artists' Fellowship, a group which seeks to present the Christian message in its performances to audiences in the Washington area. Professor Fearing and his violinist wife, Leslie, have four children. A career .600 hitter and slick-fielding third baseman in softball, and a goalie and midfielder in soccer, Professor Fearing balances these activities with astronomy and photography, sometimes combining the two: he photographed Comet Halley and has published photographs of a solar eclipse.


Bachelor of Music, North Texas State University, 1979
Master of Music, North Texas State University, 1982