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

Lindroth, S. "Teaching Composition: Artistic Growth through Confrontation, Tact, Sympathy, and Honesty." Contemporary Music Review 31, no. 4 (August 2012): 297-304. Full Text

Ren, L, Dunson, D, Lindroth, S, and Carin, L. "Dynamic nonparametric bayesian models for analysis of music." Journal of the American Statistical Association 105, no. 490 (2010): 458-472. Full Text Open Access Copy

Selected Grants

Visiting Artist Residency awarded by Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2017

Visting Artists awarded by Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2015

Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants

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

Howard Foundation Fellowship awarded by Duke University (2002)