Dr. Scott Roberts

Ph.D., Professor
\Theory Faculty
Office: 236 Fine Arts
Phone: (731) 881-1847
Email: scottr@utm.edu



Scott Roberts is professor of music theory at UT Martin. He has been a member of the Department of Music faculty since 2001. He holds a BA in Organ from Bob Jones University, MM in Organ and MM in Music Theory from Florida State University, and a PhD in Music Theory from Florida State. He is a composer and plays organ, harpsichord, and piano. He has served on the Advisory Board of Musica Toscana and edited Concerto for Cembalo by Antonio Campione for that organization. Dr. Roberts has presented papers at Music Theory Southeast, South Central Society for Music Theory, Georgia Association of Music Theorists, and the FSU Theory forum. His dissertation, "Toward a Methodology for the Analysis of Fugue: An Examination of Selected Bach Organ Works," presents a new methodology for the analysis of fugue, reflecting his strong interest in counterpoint and composition.


Dr. Roberts studied composition with John Boda and Alice Parker. As a composer, he has written for the UTM Percussion Ensemble, Trumpet Ensemble, Horn Ensemble, Clarinet Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, and Marching Band. His Chromatic Fantasy for percussion ensemble (C. Alan Publications) was performed at PASIC in November 2004. His publications include two of his organ compositions (Harrock Hall Music) and two compositions for trumpet choir (Jantz Music Publications). His setting of O Worship the King for trumpet choir, organ, and timpani (published by Jantz) received its premier performance at Bob Jones University, and has been recorded by the Foundation Brass of BJU on the SoundForth label. The recording was reviewed in the July 2001 issue of The Hymn.


Dr. Roberts studied organ with David Friberg and Ed Dunbar at BJU, and Michael Corzine at FSU. He is the organist for St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Dyersburg, TN. He has performed as part of the Bach's Lunch recital series hosted by First Baptist of Dyersburg, has performed solo recitals in the Martin and Dyersburg areas, and performed in the 2007 Memphis AGO Buxtehude Bash concert. He studied harpsichord with Karyl Louwenaar at FSU and participated in Baroque Ensemble, playing continuo. While at FSU, he also played organ and/or harpsichord continuo for performances by the Tallahassee Bach Parley, a non-profit organization dedicated to the performance of Baroque music, for which he served as secretary during the '99-'00 and '00-'01 seasons. In February 2001 he played organ continuo for the FSU performance of H?ndel's Saul under the direction of Andr? Thomas. He has also played continuo for performances of Charpentier's Midnight Mass and Carissimi's Jephte. Before attending graduate school, Dr. Roberts had a successful career as a computer programmer. He continues to utilize those skills and is currently developing a gradebook application for the iPad/iPhone environment.

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