Vicky L. Scott



Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • MS, Music Education, Missouri State University
  • BS, Elementary and Music Education, Missouri State University
  • Kodaly Methodology Certification, Evangel University and Baptist Bible College


  • MUS 340: Adaptive Music for Special Learners
  • MUS 430: Music in Early Childhood and the Elementary School

Professional experience

Vicky Scott has been a music education methods instructor at Missouri State University since 2011.  In addition to teaching at MSU, Scott teaches elementary vocal music in the Springfield Public Schools, where she has taught since 1986.  During her tenure with SPS, she has served on curriculum development and review committees multiple times, developing major instructional goals, learning activities, and assessments for elementary music instruction.  She has also served as professional learning clinician for the SPS elementary vocal music faculty. Most recently, Scott served as clinician for the South Central Missouri Music Educators Association Elementary Honor Choir.

In 2009, Scott earned the Kodaly Certification, a culmination of successful completion of three levels of Kodaly Methodology training. She has served two terms as Elementary Vice President of the South Central Missouri Music Educators Association and on the Executive Board of the Springfield National Education Association. She was also the K-12 representative to the MSU Professional Education Committee. Scott’s professional memberships include the National Association for Music Education, the American Choral Directors Association, the Organization of American Kodaly Educators, and the National Education Association.

“Teach music and singing at school in such a way that it is not a torture but a joy for the pupil; instill a thirst for finer music in him, a thirst that will last a lifetime.” —Zoltan Kodaly