Scott Cuellar holds a bachelor of music in piano performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he studied with Alvin Chow. He is the winner of three of the largest prizes offered to pianists at Oberlin: the Oberlin Concerto Competition, the Arthur Dann Piano Competition and the John Elvin Prize for Juniors. Additionally, he has collected awards from more than fifteen competitions across the country, including eight first-place prizes. Scott Cuellar is the winner of the Friends of the Symphony Young Artist Competition in 2009, college piano division.
Scott Cuellar has appeared with several orchestras, including the Oberlin Orchestra, both the Minneapolis Orchestra and St. Paul Civic Symphony and the Mississippi Valley Orchestra, and he has upcoming engagements with a number of others. Scott Cuellar has been heard in venues nationwide, and in 2011 was invited to give a guest recital at the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University. In the summer of 2011, he was a member of the piano faculty at the Rappahannock Summer Music Camp in Fredericksburg, Virginia. In the summer of 2009, Scott Cuellar studied at the Banff Centre with Julian Martin in Alberta, Canada, and 2010 was named one of ten pianists for piano study with Jerome Lowenthal at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California. In April 2013 Scott Cuellar won the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition.