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Grace Reginald-Scott (Mezzo-soprano)

Born: December 12, 1927 - USA
Died: February 25, 2015 - Akron, Ohio, USA

The American mezzo-soprano, Grace C. (Ruby) Reginald Scott, was a longtime resident of Silver Lake and a classically trained vocalist who was a graduate of the Eastman School of Music. She continued her vocal training in New York City.

Following her studiers, Grace Reginald appeared with many leading symphony orchestras in the Midwest, including the Cleveland Orchestra and Akron Symphony Orchestra. In 1973 she was a featured vocalist at the inaugural concert for the E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall and had 19 appearances with the Akron Symphony as a soloist. She appeared under the batons of many leading conductors of the day including George Szell, Louis Lane, Robert Shaw, Pierre Boulez, Raphael Frubeck de Burgos, and Erich Leinsdorf. Additionally, she appeared with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and numerous times with the Columbus Symphony. Between 1969 and 1973 she appeared several times at Baldwin-Wallace College Bach Festival performing J.S. Bach's works under the baton of George Poinar. She was a founding member of the Cuyahoga Valley Arts Ensemble and sang in the world premiere of 'Serenade on Five English Poems by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Ned Rorem. In 1981 she received the Ohioana Music Citation for distinguished service to Ohio in the field of music as a skilled singing artist and vocal coach.

Grace Reginald-Scott was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many, world traveler, and supporter of the arts. She was a graduate of Cuyahoga Falls High School, a 50+ year member of the Tuesday Musical Association, an avid PEO sister of 26 years, and a longtime member of the Friends of Music organization and The Church in Silver Lake.

Grace Reginald-Scott was preceded in death by her distinguished husbands, pianist Arthur Reginald and Goodyear chemist Dr. Kenneth W. Scott; her mother, Grace Ruby; father , Clarence Ruby, DDS; and brother, Robert Ruby. She is survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law, John and Carol Reginald of Stow; daughter, Nancy Scott of La Crescent, Minn; daughter, Barbara Scott and son-in-law, Volker Gansauer of Los Angeles; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Jackie Scott of Los Angeles; and grandchildren, Kelly Reginald (Chris) Hydeck, Lauren Reginald (Brian) Pauley, Lindsay, Courtney and Bryan Reginald, Alison Conniff (Justin) Robinson, and Katie and April Conniff, and Gena Scott-Gansauer; and great-grandchildren, John Joseph Hydeck and Liam Robinson.

Source: Obituary in Akron Beacon Journal (Mar 4-5, 2015)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (September 2016)

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