Scott A. Lindroth

Scott A. Lindroth

Professor of Music

External Address: 
Duke University Department of Music, Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90665, 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

Spin Cycle. Creator. Recording by the US Marine Band (2001)


For wind ensemble; commissioned by H. Robert Reynolds for the University of Michigan Wind Ensemble.

Midde of the Road. Composer. (2000)


Recorded instruments, voices, and electronic sound set to choreography by Clay Taliaferro

Small Change. Composer. Live performance (1997)


For two marimbas. Premiered by Nancy Zeltsman

Glide. Creator. (1996)


For nine instruments.

Terza Rima. Composer. (1995)


For oboe and live electronics. Composed for and premiered by Libby Van Cleve.

The Dolphins. Creator. Live performance by Susan Narucki and JJ Pena (1995)


For soprano and piano; text by Richard Harteis.
Recording: Americus - AMR20031020, 2003

Big Band. Creator. (1994)


For orchestra; commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Quartet. Creator. Live performance by Zeitgeist - Southern Theater, Minneapolis (1994)


For alto sax, piano, and two percussion. Premiered by Zeitgeist.

January Music. Creator. (1993)


For orchestra; premiered by the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Luis Biava


Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants

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

Howard Foundation Fellowship awarded by Duke University (2002)