In the summer of 2013, Dr Prescott was appointed Coordinator of Community Engagement in the Performing Arts for the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. In this administrative capacity, he works to foster artistic relationships between the university and various agencies, including non-profit, public and private.
Prior to his work at The University of Texas, Dr. Prescott conducted bands and orchestras in the Pacific Northwest. Ensembles under his direction have been invited to perform at the Northwest Regional Conference of the National Association for Music Education in 1997 and 1999, the Southern Conference of the College Band Directors National Association in 2008 and the Florida Music Educators Association Conference in 2009. A strong proponent of new music for wind ensemble, Dr. Prescott has conducted nine world premieres in recent years, including works by Arthur Weisberg and Libby Larsen.His research in score analysis and rehearsal has been published in three separate volumes of the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series. He is the current Florida State Chair of CBDNA, Conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Palm Beach Youth Orchestras, and Conductor and Music Director of South Florida’s professional wind band, the Florida Wind Symphony.