Beverly Scott was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, and earned M.M. degrees in both viola and piano at Indiana University. His major teachers have included Georges Janzer and Laurie Kennedy on viola and Jorge Bolet and Hans Graf on piano. Prior to joining the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra as assistant principal viola in 1981, he played in the Costa Rican National Symphony for three seasons.
With his brother, ISO cellist Perry, his sister-in-law, ISO violinist Lisa, and his wife, a pianist, he is part of the Scott Chamber Players, an active chamber music group. He and his wife are the parents of two sons. Away from music, Scott likes sports and is a talented tennis and softball player.
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