We are sad to announce the passing of Esther Scott, former Norwood Avenue music teacher, on November 18, 2017, just shy of her 97th birthday. Her music education career in New York spanned three decades, teaching in Fleischmanns, Northport – East Northport and Rocky Point. She was very active in both SCMEA (Suffolk County Music Educators Association) and NYSSMA (New York State School Music Associations), serving for two years as the State Chairperson of Choirs for NYSSMA.
In 2003 she moved to Potsdam to be closer to family and continue her work as a music educator at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. A celebration of her life is planned for June 30 on the SUNY Potsdam campus.
Donations in Esther Scott’s name may be made to the The Crane School of Music, c/o Potsdam College Foundation, 44 Pierrepont Avenue, Potsdam, NY 13676 or online at secure.potsdam.edu/giving. (Note “Esther Scott” in “Specific Program” box).