Scott Hosfeld / Conductor

Scott Hosfeld (Photo by Juan Tallo

Scott Hosfeld – Photo by Juan Tallo –

Alfred Newman Conducting Chair

Conductor and Music Director,
Malibu Coast Chamber OrchestraPrincipal Conductor
Malibu Philharmonia Orchestra and Pops

Director and Principal Conductor
Malibu Coast Silent Film Orchestra

Camilla Wicks Violin Chair
Violinist and Violist


Acclaimed Conductor and Music Director of the award-winning Malibu Coast Chamber Orchestra (MCCO), and the Director and Conductor of the Malibu Coast Silent Film Orchestra, Scott Hosfeld is a favorite among his professional colleagues and students. Hosfeld has been principal conductor of the Icicle Creek Chamber Orchestra, the Kairos Festival Orchestra, the Dorian Festival Orchestras, the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Orchestras, the Icicle Symphony Orchestra, the Central Washington University Chamber Orchestra and the Eastern Sierra Symphony Chamber Orchestra. Hosfeld has led concerti for premiere international concert soloists Nathaniel Rosen, Camilla Wicks, Andrew Shulman, Paul Coletti, Delores Stevens, Steven Doane, Darol Anger, David Perry, Peter Longworth, Hal Ott, Eric Kutz, Miko Kominami, Denise Dillenbeck, Spencer Martin, John Michel, Carrie Rehkopf and Mike Marshall.

As a Conducting Fellow of the esteemed conductor of the New York City Ballet, George Manahan; and a viola and chamber music protege of the late great concert artist, composer and pedagogue, Lillian Fuchs, Mr. Hosfeld earned his BM and MM from New York City’s Manhattan School of Music with the Highest Honors. Grand Prize Winner of Young Artists International, Hosfeld made his Carnegie Recital Hall Debut in 1980 as violist and founder of the Riverside String Quartet, and won a coveted Aspen Music Festival Fellowship. With the Val Coeur String Quartet, Mr. Hosfeld has toured Russia, Western Europe and Central and South America.

As an entrepreneur, Mr. Hosfeld served as the founding executive and artistic director of the Icicle Creek Music Center (ICMC) in Leavenworth, Washington. Hosfeld’s vision enabled ICMC to grow from an international annual summer festival into a year round Chamber Music and Arts Center, complete with 15 buildings dedicated to serious classical arts teaching and performance (including a gorgeous concert hall) on a 9-acre campus. Hosfeld’s decade-long tenure at ICMC made possible that organization’s still flourishing curriculum of intense chamber music and orchestral programs for elite professional and highly qualified student musicians in a unique alpine setting.

In great demand as an educator, Mr. Hosfeld has served as Faculty/Artist-in-Residence for the University of Arizona, Eastern Mennonite University, James Madison University, Louisiana State University, Central Washington University, Omaha Conservatory of Music at the University of Nebraska and Creighton University, and California State University at Long Beach, and continues to direct his popular conducting and chamber music clinics across the continent. Also dedicated to the education of highly qualified pre-college musicians in inspirational environs, Scott Hosfeld founded two exceptionally successful and now long-standing youth orchestras in the 1980’s and early 1990’s, one in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia (Shenandoah Valley Youth Symphony), and the other in Washington’s Cascade Mountains (Icicle Youth Symphony). Hosfeld is founder and conductor of the Malibu Coast Youth Symphony, established in 2009.

Mr. Hosfeld has served as Music Director and Supervisor on such important historical film restorations as the vintage silent classics, “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm” (1917) directed by Marshall Neilan and starring Mary Pickford; and “Quality Street” (1927) directed by Sydney Franklin and starring Marion Davies and Conrad Nagel. As Music Supervisor, Hosfeld is currently in production on the independent film, “Heaven’s Rain,” depicting the true life story of Senator Brooks Douglass. Elected in 1990 at age 27, Douglass was the youngest State Senator to ever serve in Oklahoma. Spurred by the brutal murder of his parents when he was only 16, his very significant and ground-breaking legislation while in office, was a bill ratified in 1992 championing the rights of crime victims.

Commended by the United States Congress, the California State Senate, the California State Assembly, and twice from his home City of Malibu for his work as a major visionary for the non-profit Malibu Friends of Music, Mr. Hosfeld currently holds the Alfred Newman Conducting Chair, and the Camilla Wicks Violin Chair at the Montgomery Arts House for Music and Architecture (MAHMA) in Malibu, California. Hosfeld is the recipient of a 2010 Malibu Music Award as “Classical Artist of the Year.”