Vicky Scott has been an instructor at Missouri State University since 2011. Her duties include teaching music education methods courses, supervising student teachers, advising music education students, and coordinating the annual Kodaly Levels Certification Program. Prior to 2016, Mrs. Scott taught elementary vocal music in the Springfield Public Schools for thirty years. During her tenure with SPS, she served on curriculum development and review committees multiple times, developing major instructional goals, learning activities, and assessments for elementary music instruction.
Mrs. Scott has served as professional learning clinician for the SPS elementary vocal music faculty and guest lecturer at Ozarks Technical College. Mrs. Scott has been the guest clinician conductor for the South Central Missouri Music Educators Association Elementary Honor Choir and the Kodaly of the Ozarks Honor Choir. Mrs. Scott has presented sessions on Adaptive Music for the Missouri Choral Directors Association. She is the recipient of the Missouri Choral Directors Association South Central District’s Outstanding District Director Award.
In 2009, Mrs. Scott earned the Kodaly Certification, a culmination of successful completion of three levels of Kodaly Methodology training. She served two terms as Elementary Vice President of the South Central Missouri Music Educators Association and multiple terms on the Executive Board of the Springfield National Education Association. She was also the K-12 representative to the MSU Professional Education Committee. Mrs. Scott’s professional memberships include the National Association for Music Education, the American Choral Directors Association, and the Organization of American Kodaly Educators.
“Teach music and singing at school in such a way that it is not a torture but a joy for the pupil; instill a thirst for finer music in him, a thirst that will last a lifetime.” —Zoltan Kodaly