Dr. Andrew Scott was appointed Acting Dean of the School of Creative and Performing Arts in September 2018. He assumes the role after three years in the Associate Dean position. Dr. Scott first joined Humber’s esteemed music faculty in 2005 and, from 2010 until being appointed Associate Dean, he was the program’s head academic advisor while teaching music history and overseeing the music business area.
During the 2014-2015 academic year, he was the acting director of the Bachelor of Music program. Andrew has taught at the University of Guelph, where he also directed the school’s jazz ensemble, and at the University of Western Ontario. He has published widely in scholarly journals and has presented academic research papers at conferences across North America.
At Humber, Andrew created ArtsAbled, an interdisciplinary extra-curricular program teaching entrepreneurial and arts-sector leadership skills; implemented the Bachelor of Music program’s inaugural listening party; designed four degree-breadth courses; and sat on a number of college-wide committees. He has worked with the Registrar’s Office to develop pathways into the Bachelor of Music program, and mentored new faculty through the Teaching Excellence Project.
An advocate for interdisciplinary applied research, Andrew received a 2013 Humber SIRF (Staff Initiated Research Fund) supporting his research project, “Assessing the Business, Technology and Media competency needs for tomorrow’s music business professionals today.”
Andrew is the co-founder, along with Steve Bellamy, Dr. Paul Griffin and Heather Lowry, of Nexus: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Music, Business and Media Arts.
Andrew holds a doctorate in musicology from York University and a master of music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music. In June 2013, he graduated from the Harvard Summer Institute on College Admissions.
A runner and proud father of three, Andrew is a guitarist and composer who works in the areas of jazz and popular music. Andrew is the Acting Director for the 2019 year of the Humber Youth Jazz Canada program.