Scott Michael Bennett, pianist and recording artist, will appear in a live concert of sacred music at the Dow Center Phillips Auditorium at the Hillsdale College, 22 E Galloway, Hillsdale on Saturday, April 6, at 7 p.m. The community is invited to attend this free concert sponsored by the Hillsdale Seventh-day Adventist Church. There is no charge for admission. A freewill offering will be received.
Scott is an inspirational young singer, with a sincere goal to dramatically inspire people of all ages to reach for a higher life with God as its center and other people as its focus. He began to sing at the age of 15 and also earned his Associates Degree in the Liberal Arts with Music Emphasis at the age of 18. He graduated a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude with high honors. He was a member of the acclaimed and Grammy Award winning Phoenix Symphony Chorus and Arizona State University’s debut of its Men’s Chorus.
In 2001 Scott won the National Young Artists’ Competition in the Vocal Performance category singing two Shakespearean songs with full orchestral accompaniment. In 2002, at the age of 19, he recorded and released his debut album “O Glorious Love”, recorded at Gaither Studios. This album contains fresh reinventions of some familiar hymns as well as some lesser known songs and is a favorite among Scott’s fans. His second album, “Come As You Are” is a deeper creation that many listeners describe as “moving” and “inspirational.” Many have shared that they would listen to this album and find themselves moved to tears as they envisioned the messages conveyed in his songs.
Though Christian focused music has been his passion, Scott has a powerful voice and shares a love and special ability to sing inspirational music ballads, classical opera, and lighter styles; and though his style is very personal and unique, he is always noted for his very passionate musical expression. In his own words: “I feel every emotion one can feel, when I sing.” Scott is also very patriotic and sometimes includes a brief tribute to the men and women in Law Enforcement, EMT/EMS, Fire Fighters, Emergency Services Personnel, Veterans, our troops both here and abroad. His patriotic side has taken him to the Pentagon where he has sung, and he sings annually for a local Veterans Day program and September 11th memorial program.
Scott also has a love for kids and this led him to provide aid for and visit orphan children in Honduras, Cuba and 250 refugee children in the Republic of Georgia. He was a loved camp counselor for nearly 5 years teaching Science classes to 150 campers each week here at home in Michigan. He sang for a group of nearly 600 teenagers and their staff at a youth retreat in Grayling, Michigan.
Currently, Scott has chosen music to be his career path and life calling. In the summer of 2008, he quit his IT job, he had worked in this field for 7 years, and since then, has focused solely on building his life around music. He has traveled across the United States, Hawaii, and the Cayman Islands, sharing moving concerts in churches, gymnasiums, and performing arts centers. He has been featured on It Is Written, Three Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN) Hope Channel (HopeTV), SafeTV, Olelo Studios (Hawaiian Channel), and Amazing Facts.
Fresh Day Music grows everyday with Heather, Scott’s best friend, sweetheart, and recent wife, and Scott working side-by-side to inspire hope, & share deep and meaningful messages to people everywhere through use of passionate music, multimedia, and presentations.
Scott’’s cd’s will be available to purchase after the concert. For more information on Scott you can visit his website at www.scottmichaelbennett.com