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Scott Hanenberg

Scott Hanenberg, Instructor of Music Theory and Music Technology

Scott Hanenberg, Instructor of Music Theory and Music Technology
Scott Hanenberg, Instructor of Music Theory and Music Technology

School of Performing Arts
242-L Squires
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-5335 | scotthanenberg@vt.edu

Scott Hanenberg is a musician, teacher, writer, and audio engineer.

Hanenberg holds a PhD in Music Theory from the University of Toronto. His dissertation explores how rock drummers navigate irregular time signatures. His research is published in Music Theory Online and Music Theory Spectrum and is forthcoming in the Cambridge Companion to the Drum Kit. Scott has given papers at conferences across North America.

His experience as an audio engineer comes from his work at the Toronto-based Grayson Matthews, where he served as voice-over engineer, mixing and mastering engineer for music licensing, and assistant composer. He has worked as an arranger and orchestrator with artists like Megan Bonnell and Daniella Nardi; he has performed and recorded with The C'mons and has released an EP under his own name entitled "Darn That Dream."

  • Popular music
  • Rhythm and meter
  • PhD in Music Theory, University of Toronto, 2018.
  • MA in Musicology, University of Toronto, 2014.
  • BMus in Composition, Queen’s University, 2009.
  • Secretary, School of Performing Arts Diversity Committee

Journal Articles

  • 2020: “Using Drumbeats to Theorize Meter in Quintuple and Septuple Grooves,” Music Theory Spectrum 42, no. 2.
  • 2016: “Rock Modulation and Narrative,” Music Theory Online 22, no. 2.

 

Book Chapters

  • Forthcoming: “Theorizing Complex Meters and Irregular Grooves,” to appear in The Cambridge Companion to the Drum Kit, edited by Matthew Brennan, Joseph Michael Pignato, and Daniel Akira Stadnicki.

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