West Coast born and raised, Scott McGill holds a diploma in pop voice and jazz at Capilano University in Vancouver and is currently a full time student at Vancouver Island University pursuing his Bachelor’s of Music in Jazz Guitar. Scott gained industry attention with the release of two notable independent albums nominated for esteemed music awards: in 1997, the album, First Time won runner-up at the YTV Youth Achievement Awards. In 2000, Check the Hype was nominated Best New Indie Album at the influential West Coast Music Awards. In 2001, Scott was selected for a part in the Global Television reality show, Pop Stars: Boy Meets Girl, filmed in Toronto. Scott has and is still part of a variety of musical acts and can be found playing all over Vancouver Island and the lower mainland. He also composes and records his own solo projects and works as a studio musician. He has opened for bands and artists such as Nickleback, Keith Urban, and Wide Mouth Mason and describes his work as “popfolksoul”. Currently, Scott is on faculty and teaches music at Brentwood College as well as Minstrels Conservatory of Music in Cobble Hill. Scott’s teaching philosophy encourages students to find their own voice through music.