The Journey so Far…
Dylan Scroggins graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2017 with his Bachelor’s in Music Education. Dylan’s diverse performance experiences include numerous recitals in a multiplicity of styles from the repertoire of Weber, Poulenc, and Debussy to Mozart and Tomasi. Mr. Scroggins recently performed with the University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Pride of Mississippi Marching Band, The University of Southern Mississippi Symphonic Winds, and the University of North Carolina School of the Art’s Production of The Nutcracker.
During his college career, Dylan has performed across the United States and has played in masterclasses with the Julian Bliss, Dr. Julie Detweiler, Dr. Kip Franklin, and Dr. Frank Kowalsky. In the Summer of 2017, Mr. Scroggins participated in the Lift Clarinet Academy at Colorado State University where he was selected to perform in a Masterclass for Dr. Robert Spring.
Currently, Mr. Scroggins is in pursuing his Masters of Music in clarinet with Dr. Oskar Espina-Ruiz at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. In the past, Dylan has studied with Dr. Jackie McIlwain and Dr. Jonathan Holden at the University of Southern Mississippi and Dr. Michael Rowlett of the University of Mississippi during his high school career.
Aside from his performing career, Mr. Scroggins prides himself on clarinet pedagogy and classroom music education. As an educator, he believes his primary responsibility is to give his students the best tools to make their world a better place for themselves and the future. Education is the most critical mechanism a country can provide to its citizens to ensure each’s prosperity to life, freedom, and happiness. Every student has the right to be educated regardless of talent, skill level, or background. Any student can learn music. If enough time and dedication are devoted to the students from the teachers and parents, students will be successful.
Dylan has developed an interest in learning strategies, performance psychology and began researching how the brain works for the better use of musician practice time and mental awareness which will is the focus of his blog clarinetdylan.com.
In his downtime, Mr. Scroggins enjoys cooking, writing, exercising, and exploring different hiking trails in whichever state he is visiting.
Master of Music (MM) – The University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Bachelor of Music Education (BMed) – The University of Southern Mississippi