Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Scott Courtney

is the director of music at Punta Gorda Middle School and adjunct faculty at Florida Southwestern College.  He received his PhD in music education from the University of Hawai’i where he served as a lecturer in music education.  Other degrees include Mt. Vernon Nazarene (BA) and The Boston Conservatory (MA).

Dr. Courtney is a Fulbright Scholar publishing in the areas of comparative education and music education.  He maintains a performing career as an artist for Vic Firth and Pearl/Adams percussion.  A former Honolulu Symphony member, Scott is pleased to reside in SWFL performing often with the Charlotte Symphony where he also runs their summer music camps.  He has presented at numerous conferences including the Florida Music Educators Association, Ohio Music Educators Association, and in Taiwan at the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles.  Recent research and teaching has included multiple trips to Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and a large portion of the United States.


Ok, that's like the formal Dr. bio.  The real truth is that Dr. Courtney loves just being Mr. Courtney, middle school band guy, youth basketball coach, and scout and dance dad to his three awesome children!  Making music every day with the super cool kids at PGMS is his absolute passion and he feels lucky everyday for the amazing journey that music education has provided him.