Dr. Charles S. Raines
D.M.A., University of Southern California
M.M., Florida State University
B.M.Ed., Columbus State University
Scott began his musical training in his native Georgia and completed his BMED at Columbus State University where he began performing Operas and Musicals at both the University and the historic Springer Opera House. Scott and his sister Kathy performed throughout Georgia and on state-wide Public Television. Scott then continued his studies at Florida State University with a Master’s in Vocal Performance where he studied with Janice Harsanyi.
After moving to California, Scott began performing in Musical Showcases throughout Hollywood and then professionally in Musical Theater, Dinner Theater, Oratorio and Opera including solo engagements with San Diego Opera, Oakland Lyric Opera and Opera Idaho. Scott has performed with Ronald Reagan, in shows with Broadway Award winners John Raitt and Eadie Adams, with Screen Stars Anne Blyth, Bill Hayes, and John Schuck as well as Metropolitan Opera legends Jerome Hines and Cesare Siepi and Grammy Award winning conductor Thomas Conlin.
He has sung for Joan Sutherland, Richard Bonning, John Wustman and Multi-Grammy Award winning Conductor Leonard Slatkin of the National Symphony Orchestra. Scott performed numerous roles in over 200 performances during three seasons touring Southern California and Las Vegas with the San Diego Educational Opera. He has also appeared as a featured soloist with the Bakersfield Symphony, The Carmel Bach Festival, the Santa Barbara Choral Society, the Los Angeles Camarata, the Consortium Angeli and the Southwest Consortium performing such works as Handel’s “Messiah”, The Mozart Requiem, The Fauré Requiem, The Duriflé Requiem, The Brahm’s Requiem, Bach’s “St. John Passion”, Rossini’s “Stabat Mater”, Vaughn Williams’ “Five Mystical Songs” and Michael Tippett’s “A Child of our Time”.
Scott completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance at The University of Southern California where he studied with Judith Natalucci and Frank Curtis. Before coming to Angelo State University, Scott taught classes at Florida State University, The University of Southern California and was Assistant Professor of Voice at Northern State University in South Dakota. While at Northern State, Scott also performed, lectured and adjudicated in both North and South Dakota.