Born - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, November 16, 1962
Folk Guitar - 1979 with Ellen Simon (New Orleans, LA)
Musical Theatre Prod - Tulane Univ, New Orleans, LA (w Anthony Laciura)
Jazz Guitar - Loyola University, New Orleans, LA (with Bill Huntington)
Improvisation - Loyola University, NOLA (Masterclass with John Scofield)
Music Business - Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
Music Composition - University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Orchestration - with Ellis Marsalis (New Orleans, LA)
Vocal Technique - with Barbara Bernard (New Orleans, LA)
Lyric Writing - with K.A. Parker (Beverly Hills, CA)
Song Writing - with Harriet Schock (Los Angeles, CA)
Writing for Strings - with Henry Mancini (North Hollywood, CA)
Orchestration - with Dr. Albert Harris (Van Nuys, CA)
Song Writing - with John Braheny (Hollywood, CA)
Vocal Technique - with Brad Chapman (Hollywood, CA)
Film Scoring - with Earle Hagen (Pasadena, CA)
Jazz Guitar - currently with Robert Conti (Las Vegas, NV)
Mentors: Robert Conti, Ellis Marsalis, Bill Huntington and Anthony Laciura
SD has composed music for dance:
Gabriel Masson Dance (New York, NY)
Martin Dancers (North Hollywood, CA)
Ballet Memphis (Memphis, TN)
He has opened for Gregg Allman, The Neville Brothers, Woodenhead, The N.O. Preservation Hall Jazz Band, worked with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, New Orleans Symphony, and has recorded with Orgone, Allen Toussaint, Aaron Neville, Pete Fountain, Albert Trepagnier, Jr, Jim Goodall, Dale Jennings, Bill Johnston, Ed Cogan and many others.
Scott has performed in Asia, Europe, South America and throughout the United States.
His orchestral premiere as a composer ("On Christmas Day") was with the New Orleans Symphony.
The music of SD has been honored by Billboard Music Awards, Utah Symphony, Nashville City Song Festival and the Los Angeles Songwriter's Showcase. His work has twice been eligible for the Pulitzer Prize and his 2008 album, "Made In New Orleans", was included on the ballot for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences' Grammy Award. Mr. Detweiler was also awarded the Congressional Certificate of Recognition by California U.S. Congressman Brad Sherman.
SD is active with the music ministry at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Encino, California, both as guitarist, arranger and cantor.