Scott Boerma is currently the Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Western Michigan University, where he conducts the University Wind Symphony and Western Winds. Prior to this appointment, he was the Associate Director of Bands at the University of Michigan and Director of the renowned Michigan Marching Band.
Scott Boerma earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in wind conducting at Michigan State University and his Master of Music degree in music education at the University of Michigan, where he also studied composition with Pulitzer-Prize winning composer William Bolcom. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in music education at Western Michigan University, where he also studied composition with Ramon Zupko. Boerma has also studied composition with Anthony Iannaccone at Eastern Michigan University.
Boerma is active as a band/orchestra conductor, adjudicator, and clinician. He serves as a guest conductor for several honor bands and community bands throughout the nation each year, including the Music For All Summer Symposium Concert Band, the Michigan All-State High School and Middle School Bands, the Florida State University Tri-State Band, the Michigan Youth Arts Festival State High School Honor Band, the Kappa Kappa Psi/Tau Beta Sigma Intercollegiate Band, and the University of Wisconsin Summer Music Clinic Honor Band.
Scott Boerma is an elected member of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association. He has served as the president of the Mid-American Conference Band Directors Association, and he is the Michigan state chair for the College Band Directors National Association, for which he is also a member of its Constitution Task Force. He is a member of ABA, CBDNA, WASBE, the National Band Association, the American School Band Directors Association, ASCAP, Phi Mu Alpha Professional Music Fraternity, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, and an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma Band Fraternities.