Illinois native Scott Brickman (b. 1963) was educated in the Chicago Public Schools and holds a B.M. from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in Music Composition and theory from Brandeis University. Brickman learned under both Chester Biscardi and Yehudi Wyner, whom he regards as his most important and influential composition teachers. Since 1997 he has taught at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, where he is Professor of Music and Education.
At UMFK, Scott has served two three-year terms as Chair of the Arts and Humanities Division, and was the first Chair of the newly created Arts and Sciences Division. Brickman is an active member of AFUM, the Faculty Union of the University of Maine System, as well as the Maine Education Association, of which AFUM is a local. Scott has been a member of the Wisconsin Alliance of Composers since 1984, which, as an undergraduate, he helped found. He was the treasurer of the New England Conference of Music Theorists from 2012-2015, and has been the co-chair of Region I of the Society of Composers since 1999.
Brickman composes both acoustic and digital music. Recordings of his music appear on the New Ariel, Capstone, SEAMUS, ERM and PARMA (Ravello) labels. His music has been performed in thirteen countries across Europe, the Middle East and North and South America, as well as in over half of the 50 United States, by ensembles such as the Windy City Winds, Wisconsin Arts Quintet, Oakwood Chamber Players, Lydian String Quartet, the Auros Group for New Music, the New York Miniaturist Ensemble, Basso Moderno, Tower Duo, the Strung Out Trio, Kiev Philharmonic, Lviv Chamber Orchestra, as well as artists such as pianists Jeffrey Jacob, Jenny Cruz and Deborah Nemko and soprano Nancy Ogle.
An avid baseball aficionado, Scott is the Varsity baseball coach at Wisdom High School in Saint Agatha, Maine, and recently completed his first season playing for the Edmundston Republicains (New Brunswick, Canada) of the Bas St. Laurent Men’s league. For the Republicains, he played second and third base, pitched long relief, and finished the season with a .266 batting average.