Scott Solak (b. 1961) has written works in a wide variety of genres, including solo piano, orchestral, and chamber music. The bulk of his output has been in the realm of vocal and choral music, both sacred and secular. Choral commissions include two full-length oratorios for church performance (Healing of the Blind Man and Welcome to Thy World, O King [Chevy Chase Concerts and Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church]; Velvet Shoes and This Music [Reston Chorale]; and The Day of Pentecost [private commission]. Instrumental commissions include Canzona for Oboe and Orchestra [Reston Community Orchestra]; Sonata di Gloria for two violins and piano [commissioned for the Chamasyan Sisters]; Slant of Light [Washington Saxophone Quartet]; and Sicilienne for viola and piano [private commission].
The Washington Post has called his music “inspiring.” His works have been performed throughout the United States and at various venues around the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, including the Washington National Cathedral and the Kennedy Center.
Solak holds a degree in Music Composition from the Catholic University of America. His teachers have included Alice Parker, George Thaddeus Jones, and Frank Wilhoit.
In addition to his compositional activities, Solak has been active as a pianist, church musician, piano instructor, and youth choir director in the greater Washington D.C. area. Score samples and recordings of his works, as well as information about how to procure the sheet music for individual use or concert performance, can be found at his website.