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Scott A. Lindroth

Professor of Music
Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665
Duke University Department of Music, Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665


I am a composer of instrumental and vocal music.  My most recent works are T120, a piano trio composed for the Horszowski Trio (2021) and a Quintet for Soprano Saxophone and String Quartet (2019).  My current project is a quartet for flute and three strings, commissioned by the Electric Earth Concert Series. 

My teaching centers on technical aspects of music, including classes on music theory, composition, and transcription.  I also co-teach a course called "Music and the Brain" with Tobias Overath, a colleague in Psychology and Neuroscience.  This class explores the physiology and psychology of hearing and music cognition, a study that has enabled me to reconsider ideas I know well from an entirely different perspective, with the result that "old" ideas have become "new" again.   More marginal interests include some aspects of music technology: live sampling and signal processing, sonification, and computer-assisted composition.  

Aside from these professional interests, I enjoy working with machine tools as well as motorcycling on back roads in North Carolina.  

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Music · 2008 - Present Music, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Bass Fellow · 2007 - Present Music, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

Yale University · 1991 D.M.A.
Yale University · 1989 M.A.
Eastman School of Music · 1980 B.M.