Scott Clowes started on the faculty at East Mecklenburg High School in 1987, serving as Assistant Director of Bands. In 1992 Mr. Clowes was named as the Director of Bands at East Mecklenburg High School. During this same time he has also served as an Assistant Director at McClintock & Crestdale Middle Schools.
Mr. Clowes graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Music Education. While at Duquesne he studied music history with Joseph Wilcox Jenkins, brass with Dr. Donald S. Reinhardt of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Rodger Sherman of the Pittsburgh Symphony. He completed his Masters Degree at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina under the direction of Dr. William Malambri. While teaching at East Mecklenburg High School he earned his National Board Certification in Instrumental Music. His membership affiliation include the Carolina Wind Symphony, North Carolina Music Educators' Association, American School Band Directors Association, North Carolina Band Association, South-Central District Band Association, Pi Kappa Lambda and the Music Educators National Conference.
His marching and concert bands consistently received superior ratings and first place awards. These include over one hundred superior ratings at marching band festivals and twenty-seven superior ratings at North Carolina State Concert Festival. His Symphonic Band performed at the 2001 North Carolina State Music Educators Convention. Since 1994 his bands have commissioned and premiered seven works for band including Britannic Variants by Elliot Del Borgo, Century Point by Robert Sheldon, Twin Oaks by James Barnes, Inventions from "The Sacred Harp" by James Curnow, Chase by Dr. W. Francis McBeth, Forever Shining by James Swearingen and Evocatio by Brian Balmages.