Scott Edward Godin began his musical training on piano, completing a Bachelor of Music Degree at the University of Alberta with Helmut Brauss. By winning the Johann Strauss competition in 1993, Scott was able to study in Vienna, Austria with internationally renowned pianist Paul Badura-Skoda. Completing a Doctoral Degree in Musical Composition in June 2003 with John Rea at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, his music has been performed throughout Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Various international festivals and workshops have allowed Scott to work alongside such composers as Louis Andriessen, Nicholas Huber, Steve Martland, Martijn Padding, Denys Bouliane, and Michael Smetanin. Accolades include the 2007 Joseph Stauffer Prize for Composition, finalist for the 1999 Gaudeamus Competition in Amsterdam, Holland, finalist in the 1999 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Young Composers’ Competition, five prizes in SOCAN Young Composers Competitions (Canada), including Serge Garant Awards for chamber music in 1996 and 1998, prizewinner for German Radio in the 1997 NRW Symposium (Wesel, Germany), and seven compact disc releases: PEP, Volume One, Modern Hearts, Expressions, Devil’s Dance, Westwind, bien serre, and Soundland Alberta, the latter which reached number one in Atlanta’s WREK FM heavy rotation list on June 22, 1997.
Scott has worked with various ensembles and soloists, including ensemble KORE (Montreal), la Société de la Musique Contemporaine du Québec (Montreal), ensemble de ereprijs (Apeldoorn, Holland), Orkest De Volharding (Amsterdam, Holland), Continuum (Toronto), Arraymusic (Toronto), and the Windsor Symphony Orchestra. In 2010-2011, Scott was Visiting Assistant Professor in Theory and Composition at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.