Scott Pender

“a good ear for melody and a keen sense for the dramatic”
   —the Washington Post

“natural expression, remarkable emotional range and flawless compositional technique”
     —the Columbia Flier

“original, contemporary music of considerable grandeur and mystery”
     —the Washington Times

“Although his art is highly structured, it flows naturally—it feels like the right thing always comes next.”
     —music historian Elam Sprenkle

“Scott Pender is inventive, expressively rich, and gimmick-free: his music is what I imagine when I dream of a future for classical music.”
     —music critic Rob Haskins