Dennis Scott '74
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What is your edge (strength)?
Creativity on the spot.
What at Hofstra gave you your edge?
Being surrounded by interesting students and insightful professors.
In one word, how would you describe Hofstra?
What was your major?
What was your favorite class?
What is your fondest memory of Hofstra?
Touring and playing music with The Hofstra Music Repertoire Company.
What is your field of specialty, and how did you come to work in the industry?
Music producer, composer, writer.
Who in your field do you most admire?
What was your first job after graduating from Hofstra, and what was the most valuable thing you learned there?
Teaching English at Kings Park High School. I learned there was a lot more to be learned.
What advice would you give current Hofstra students?
Life is not a rehearsal. If you have a dream, go for it. But if you do, go for it all the way!
How do you balance work and life?
That’s a toughie. I struggle with finding time for both family and work. I find the best way to deal with it is to never sleep! That way you have more time for everything.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Still writing, still producing, still playing music. Why stop?
What is the single most rewarding experience in your career thus far?
After producing a tribute album to the late Mister Rogers, I received a phone call from his widow, Joanne Rogers. She told me, “Fred would have loved this album.” That was a pretty special moment.
Do you have a favorite quote or saying that has kept you motivated through the years?
Given my physical stature, it would have to be, “good things come in small packages.”