Bill Scruggs

Camerata Director

Bill Scruggs is currently in his fifth year of teaching at Peachtree Ridge High School. Prior to teaching at PRHS, Mr. Scruggs taught at Northbrook Middle School for three years and taught at two high schools in Henry County for four years. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgia Southern University with a degree in Music Education.

Mr. Scruggs is a cellist who plays regularly in small ensembles, pit orchestras, and symphonies throughout the state. He has played numerous opera and musical productions at both the youth and professional levels. Mr. Scruggs is the primary cellist for Piedmont Strings and plays approximately 50 weddings a year. In addition, he has been the principal cellist for the Georgia Southern Symphony, Southern Crescent Symphony, and Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra. He has served as a sectional coach for schools all over metro Atlanta, the Kendall Honor Orchestra, Gwinnett County Youth Symphony, Metropolitan Youth Symphony, Southern Crescent Youth Symphony, Fayette County Youth Symphony, and the Spivey Hall Workshop.

As a conductor, Mr. Scruggs has worked with numerous schools, the Gwinnett County Youth Symphony, Southern Crescent Youth Symphony, Spivey Hall Workshop Orchestra, Gwinnett County 6th Grade Honor Orchestra, and the District V Honor Orchestra.

Mr. Scruggs is a member of both GMEA and ASTA. He has been a volunteer for every GMEA Conference since 2010 and is the former District 13 Orchestra Chair. Mr. Scruggs was also a member of the GMEA Orchestra Standing Committee for four years.   He and his wife, Ashley, their two children, Edith and Finnegan, and their two dogs live in Duluth.