Scott Wyatt, composer and Professor of Composition, is the director of the University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios, and among other honors that he has received, he was one of the winners of the International Society for Contemporary Music National Composers Competition of 1978, the National Flute Association's 1979 Composition Competition, the 1979 Concorso Internazionale Luigi Russolo Composition Competition in Italy, the 1984 International Confederation of Electro-Acoustic Music GRAND PRIZE at the 12th annual International Electro-Acoustic Music competition in Bourges, France and a finalist in the 1989 International Electro-Acoustic Music Competition in Bourges, France. He was the 1990 recipient of an Arnold Beckman Research Award for the development of digital timescaling applications, and among others, several 1996-2000 grants for the development of a specific compositional and live performance methodology for use with multi-channel sound diffusion and projection. His current research is on the development and application of positional three-dimensional audio imaging for multi-channel audio. He served as president of SEAMUS from 1989 until 1996. His compositions are recorded on CENTAUR, GMEB Cultures Electroniques Series, Library of Congress, MARK, OFFICE, SEAMUS, UBRES and VERIATZA recordings.
Scott Wyatt studied composition with Herbert Brün, Ben Johnston, Salvatore Martirano, John Melby, Larry Nelson and Paul Martin Zonn.