Nate Scott ’23 knew from the outset that he wanted to study music performance. Eventually, he found that Lawrence was like the ideal place to do it.

He discovered Lawrence through a fair for performing arts schools, and since then has been able to expand his musical experiences more than he ever thought possible. Since coming to Lawrence, Nate has been able to explore music outside of the usual classical repertoire that he otherwise may never have experienced.

He says, “The studio really opened me up to a lot of possibilities with the bassoon and showed me the player I could be.”

In addition to exploring new music, Nate also enjoys taking part in several ensembles here on campus such as the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence University Wind Ensemble, and his own chamber groups.

Like so many of his peers, Nate says he is grateful for the numerous opportunities that the “Lawrence Difference” has brought him.

“Meeting so many different people here has really help me expand myself both academically and personally. I am a really different person than I was coming into Lawrence, and I really like who I am now.”

In his time after Lawrence, Nate hopes to spend some time traveling, further expanding his possibilities with the bassoon, eventually hoping to land in grad school on the east coast.

Nate Scott

Class Year: 2023

Area of Study: Bassoon Performance

Hometown: Bonney Lake, Washington