Born in Washington D.C. and raised in New York City, Major A. Scurlock earned his BM and MM degrees from The Juilliard School under the instruction of Jerome Lowenthal. He is currently a member of Juilliard’s Music Advancement Program Piano Faculty, where he has been teaching for more than ten years. His additional studies have included the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara and the International Piano Festival in Israel. He has appeared in piano master classes hosted by Leon Fleisher and Abbey Simon.
As a composer, Mr. Scurlock has had his works performed nationally with great acclaim and has worked with various choreographers including Hope Boykin and Desmond Richardson. While attending Juilliard, he was awarded a scholarship from The Fabian Foundation and the William Patscheck Piano Scholarship. He has appeared at The Blue Note, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Aaron Davis Hall and Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharpe Theater. As a producer/curator, he has produced a series of concerts with artists including Living Colour, Vijay Iyer, Imani Uzuri, and Barry Harris. He has collaborated with various vocalists such as Marlon Saunders, Alvin Crawford, Monstah Black, and the Sonic Leroy and Martha Wash. He has been highly active in New York City’s arts education scene and has been awarded a New York Congressional Honor for his service in arts education.