Scott Kinmont commenced his Bachelor's degree at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and completed his undergraduate studies at the Australian National University in Canberra. He joined the Sydney Symphony Orchestra when he was 20 and since his appointment to the Orchestra, has won two international solo competitions: the 1993 United Musical Instruments International trombone solo competition held in the United States, and the 1999 International Tubamania solo euphonium competition in Australia.
In 2002, Scott was the recipient of the Fulbright Award for the Visual and Performing Arts, which enabled him to travel to the United States to complete his Master's degree and to appear as guest lecturer in euphonium at Northwestern University in Chicago.
Scott has appeared as a soloist with a variety of ensembles including brass bands, jazz ensembles and orchestras. He has also appeared as a guest artist at many leading musical institutions and at many of Australia's most important brass symposiums. In addition to his orchestral commitments, he is currently Lecturer in Trombone Studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
He collaborates with young Australian composers and has premiered several pieces written for him including a euphonium concerto by Peter Keller premiered in Chicago in 2003, and Lee Bracegirdle's Euphonium Concerto premiered with the SSO in 2008. He has also been a member of many of Australia's leading ensembles, including the Canberra Trombone Quartet, which finished second at the International Brass Ensemble Competition held in the US in 1993.