Scott Fearing was born in Tampa, Florida, and began his musical training in third grade with the study of piano and began study of the horn in the sixth grade with Clyde Miller who would continue to instruct him through college at the North Texas State University. He also received lessons with Dallas Symphony Orchestra principal hornists James London and Gregory Hustis.
Mr. Fearing joined the National Symphony Orchestra horn section in 1982 after one year with the Omaha Symphony Orchestra. In Omaha, he was co-principal horn and taught both horn and 20th century music literature at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He has performed with many of the musical organizations in the DC area including the Washington Bach Consort, the National Gallery Orchestra, the 20th Century Consort, Dominion brass, and the Wolf Trap Opera Orchestra. He teaches at George Washington University and plays in their faculty brass quintet. In addition to many recordings with the National Symphony Orchestra he can be heard performing Handel’s “Water Music” and “Music for the Royal Fireworks” on Sony with Chamber Soloists of Washington. His solo performance of a re-discovered Mozart horn concerto with the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra was broadcast nationally on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today.”
Professor Fearing and his violinist wife, Leslie, have four children. A career .600 hitter and slick-fielding third baseman in softball, and a goalie and midfielder in soccer, Professor Fearing balances these activities with astronomy and photography, sometimes combining the two: he photographed Comet Halley and has published photographs of a solar eclipse.