Scott A. Lindroth

Professor of Music

Duke University Department of Music, Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665
Campus Box: 
(919) 684-0539, (919) 660-3307

I am a composer of instrumental and vocal music as well as interactive computer music.  My most recent works are Cadences (2016), commissioned by the Electric Earth Concert Series as part of a collaboration with novelist Richard Powers; and Piano Roll Prosody (2017), which was premiered by pianist Donald Berman.  Current projects include a piano trio, a solo cello composition for cellist Ashley Bathgate, and a work for soprano saxophone and string quartet.


  • D.M.A. 1991, Yale University
  • M.A. 1989, Yale University
  • MMus 1982, Yale School of Music
  • B.M. 1980, Eastman School of Music

Light. Creator. (1993)


For mezzo-soprano and five instruments; text by Hildegard von Bingen. 1991, rev. 1993.

Fantasy for Two Pianos. Creator. (1992)


Premiered by Double Edge -- Nurit Tilles and Edmund Niemann, pianists

Duo for Violins. Creator. Recording Curtis MacComber and Veronica Kadlubkiewicz (1990)


Commissioned by the Koussevitzky Foundation for the Library of Congress.

Whistle Stop. Creator. (1990)


For oboe solo

In the Middle of the Road. Creator. (1989)


For alto voice, alto flute, and piano; text by Carlos Drummond de Andrade.

Clash and Glitter. Creator. (1989)


For orchestra; commissioned by ASCAP for the Brooklyn Philharmonic conducted by Lukas Foss

Treatise on Tailor's Dummies. Creator. (1989)


For mezzo-soprano, flute, tenor sax, bassoon, piano, percussion, and accordion; text by Bruno Schulz

Stomp. Composer. Live performance at Tanglewood, Brad Lubman, conductor (1988)


For ten instruments. Composed for a celebration of the 60th birthday of Jacob Druckman. Premiered by Musical Elements, Robert Beaser, conductor, at the 92nd Street Y in New York.

A Fire's Bright Song. Creator. (1987)


For orchestra; premiered by the New York Philharmonic. 1981, revised 1987.

Relations to Rigor II. Composer. (1987)


Ajir Music. For six instruments and tape. Winner of the ISCM National Composers Competition, 1987