Scott A. Lindroth

Professor of Music

External Address: 
Duke University Department of Music, Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90665, Box 90006, Durham, NC 27708-0665
(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., Yale University 1991
  • M.A., Yale University 1989
  • B.M., Eastman School of Music 1980

The Dolphins. Composer. (2008)


Narucki, Susan, Berman, Donald. Americans in Rome, Music by Fellow of the American Academy in Rome. Bridge 9271A/D. 2008. compact disc.

Chasing the Trane Out of Darmstadt. Composer. (2007)


Getz, Noah. Crosscurrents. Albany Records ALB 971. 2007. compact disc.

Human Gestures. Composer. (2007)


Lindroth, Scott. Human Gestures. New World Records NWCR808. 2007. digital download.

Reissue of
Lindroth, Scott. Human Gestures. CRI CD 808. 1999. compact disc.

(Includes compositions Light, Terza Rima, String Quartet, Duo for Violins)

Spin Cycle. Composer. (2005)


Colburn, Michael J. United States Marine Band. Family Album. 2005.

Small Change. Creator. (2004)


Zeltsman, Nancy, van Geem, Jack. Pedro and Olga Learn to Dance. Amazon Digital Services LLC. 2004. compact disc.

Spin Cycle. Creator. (2003)


Corporon, Eugene. University of North Texas Wind Ensemble. Hemispheres. Klavier Records K11137. 2003. compact disc.

The Dolphins. Composer. (2003)


Narucki, Susan, Feinberg, Alan. Extraordinary Vistas: Words & Music Of The MacDowell Colony. Americus AMR20031020. 2003. compact disc.

Spin Cycle. Creator. (2002)


Haithcock, Michael. University of Michigan Wind Ensemble. Sounds, Shapes, and Symbols. Equilibrium. 2002. compact disc.

Relations to Rigor. Composer. (1992)


Lindroth, Scott. Bang On A Can Live Vol. 1. CRI CD 628. 1992. compact disc.

Syntax. Creator. (1985)


Lindroth, Scott. CDCM Computer Music Series Vol. 2. Centaur CEN 2039. 1990. compact disc.


Crowded With Voices. Composer. Crowded With Voices (2007)


A remix of Azaanb as music with video

Azaan. Composer. Premier performance (2007)


Part of an evening-length work for instrumental and electronic music with video

Poetry Garden. Composer. (2007)


Part of an evening-long work for instrumental and electronic music with video

MIX TAPEStry. Composer. MIX TAPEStry (2006)


An interactive, networked computer music performance driven by data from web cameras.

soundSense. Creator. (2004)


A multimedia installation presented for the opening of the new Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine, and Applied Sciences. Using an array of infrared biometric sensors devloped by the Duke Information Spaces Project (DISP), data from the sensors is used to trigger or generate musical harmonies and melodies.

Nasuh. Creator. Nasuh (2003)


For soprano and string quartet; text by Rumi.

American Landscape. Creator. (2002)


Electronic soundscape with video derived from incidental music composed for the play Mao II, adapted and directed by Jody McAuliffe

Bell Plates. Creator. Live performance by Adam Swilinski, percussion (2002)


For percussion solo and tape

Incidental Music for Mao II. Composer. (2001)


Electronic soundscape as incidental music for the play Mao II, adapted and directed by Jody McAuliffe with video by William Noland


Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants

Arts & Sciences Research Council Grant awarded by Duke University (2007)

Howard Foundation Fellowship awarded by Duke University (2002)