Scot Crandal is a gifted composer, singer and musician. Director of music at the Episcopal Parish of St. John the Baptist in Portland, Oregon, Scot has also worked at OCP for several years, both as a music editor and music development coordinator, in charge of submission and arranging. He earned his music degree from Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington, and was a music teacher in public schools for several years. In addition to writing songs for the liturgy, Scot composes and performs jazz, classical and popular music. He plays guitar and piano, and has showcased his strong tenor voice in several Portland Opera productions.
Scot recently released The Living Church Acclaims, a collection of responsorial psalms and Gospel acclamations for the church year. His debut collection, The Lord is My Shepherd, invites the Holy Spirit to "come so that the Christ within us may today be born anew."
Scot lives in Oregon with his wife, Karen, and two children.