Scott McIntyre began playing trumpet, piano, violin. viola, clarinet and French horn. He studied at the Victorian College of the Arts in orchestral performance and composition from 1988-90 before he studied with Brenton Broadstock, graduating in 1993 with a Bachelor of Music in music composition at the University of Melbourne. During his time at Melbourne University he was acknowledged in 1991 with a Highest Commendation in the Paul Lowin Orchestral Award for his Symphony No. 1. Also in that year saw the performance of his Even the Sea for Narrator and Chamber Orchestra and his Symphony No.2 for Chamber Orchestra.
He attended the National Orchestral Composers School in 1993; the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra performing Infinity Has No God under the direction of David Porcelijn. He has worked as a writer/producer for the Melbourne electronic outfit PSX which employed both dance music and orchestral influences and in 1998 performed an electro/acoustic work, Hybrid Intelligence for 11 improvised performers and live electronics at the Melbourne Fringe Festival. With much experience in orchestral performance, he shows confident orchestration while adhering to strict architec ture in his music. He is interested in the planned detail and development of melody and harmonics to create a modern polyphony that fuses his interest in medieval music through to orchestral music of the 20th century.