UCF Music Department
Scott Lubaroff

Scott Lubaroff

  • Director of Bands
  • Professor

slubaroff@ucf.edu
407-823-0887
Office Hours: Open-door policy & by appointment
Campus Location: PACM206
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Scott Lubaroff is Professor of Music and Director of Bands at the University of Central Florida, where he conducts the UCF Wind Ensemble and oversees all areas of the university’s comprehensive bands program, which includes three directors, three graduate assistants, four concert bands, chamber winds, the 300+ member Marching Knights, and the Jammin’ Knights Pep Band. Dr. Lubaroff guides the graduate program in instrumental conducting and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in conducting and music education.

Prior to his appointment at UCF, Dr. Lubaroff served as Director of Bands (2005-2017) and Chair of the Department of Music (2014-2017) at the University of Central Missouri, in Warrensburg. Under his direction, the UCM Wind Ensemble performed twice in Carnegie Hall (2016, 2010), made three appearances in seven years as a featured ensemble at the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference (2015, 2011, 2008), and performed for the Southwest Division Conference of the College Band Directors National Association (2014). The Marching Mules grew by more than 50 percent during his twelve years at UCM and Dr. Lubaroff and the UCM Bands were deeply involved in the commissioning of new works by many of today’s most prominent and rising composers for wind band and chamber winds, and his graduate conductors went on to accept collegiate and high school teaching positions throughout the United States, as well as conducting assistantships in some of the nation’s most prominent doctoral programs. In 2013, Dr. Lubaroff was recognized with the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education, and was also the 2009 recipient of the UCM College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences’ New Faculty Achievement Award.

Dr. Lubaroff also served previously as Associate Director of Bands at Kansas State University (2001-2005), and Director of Bands at Williamsburg High School, in Iowa (1991-1997). He earned his DMA from Michigan State University, and MFA, MA, and BM degrees from The University of Iowa. He is very active as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator for concert and marching bands, throughout the United States and internationally, including leading the International Conducting Symposium at Mahidol University in Salaya/Bangkok, Thailand. His publications include a book on the neo-classical wind music of Igor Stravinsky, published by the Edwin Mellen Press, a transcription for wind band of Johann Strauss, Jr.’s Éljen a Magyár, Op. 332, and a peer-reviewed article in the “Journal of Band Research,” on Paul Hindemith’s Konzertmusic für Blasorchester, Op. 41.

Dr. Lubaroff is a passionate advocate for the development of new music for mixed winds and for combined acoustic and electroacoustic instruments, and he is a staunch defender of public education and for music in America’s schools. He is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, National Band Association, and the National Association for Music Education. He also holds honorary memberships in Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma, and is a proud Sinfonian of Phi Mu Alpha.

Education

  • D.M.A. in Conducting from Michigan State University (2001)
  • M.F.A. in Conducting from The University of Iowa (1999)
  • M.A. in Music Education from The University of Iowa (1998)
  • B.M. in Saxophone; Music Education from The University of Iowa (1991)

Selected Publications

Books

  • Lubaroff, Scott. An Examination of the Neo-Classical Wind Works of Igor Stravinsky: the Octet for Winds and Concerto for Piano and Winds (New York: The Edwin Mellen Press)

Articles/Essays

  • Lubaroff, Scott. "Exposing" Your Students: Thoughts on Literature Selection for the Public School Concert Band. Journal of the National Band Association, Vol. XXXXVIII, No. 2, pp. 29-32.
  • Lubaroff, Scott. Paul Hindemith - "Konzertmusik für Blasorchester," Op. 41: History and Analytical Discussion. Journal of Band Research, Vol. XL, No. 2, Spring, 2005, pp. 1-19.
  • Lubaroff, Scott. Balanced Conducting: From Grip to Pattern. Journal of the National Band Association, Vol. XLII, No. 2, pp. 33-35.

Musical compositions

  • Éljen A Magyár!: Polka Schnell, Op. 332, by Johann Strauss, Jr., Transcription for Wind Band by Scott Lubaroff (Kansas City: Wingert-Jones Music)

Courses

No courses found for Spring 2019.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81422 MUE3942 Music Internship Ⅰ Face2Face Tu,Th 8:00AM - 4:00PM Available

During Internship I, interns spend two days per week in classrooms in area schools. Approximately seven weeks are spent in an elementary school setting, and seven weeks in a secondary school setting. The interns have the opportunity to observe teaching and to work with students in order to gain an experiential background in how schools operate. Supervising teachers observe the interns working with students in various capacities (e.g., micro-teaching, leading sectional rehearsals and warm-ups, teaching full lessons if the intern is capable) and provide meaningful feedback (written and verbal) to them. By the end of Internship I, interns should have a good understanding of school operations and the role of a teacher. Interns are expected to submit weekly reflections and bi-weekly assignments.

After a short period of orientation and observation, interns should be given the opportunity to work with individuals and small groups. When appropriate, they should be given the opportunity to teach short segments of a rehearsal. Having only 14 days with this experience, it is likely not appropriate to expect that interns will be capable of successfully teaching a full rehearsal on a regular basis. Rather, this should be treated as a lab experience to develop working skills the interns will take with them to Internship II.

81423 MUE4943 Music Internship Ⅱ Face2Face M,Tu,W,Th,F 8:00AM - 4:00PM Available

Internship II is divided into four phases of activities. These are observing, assisting, teaming, andteaching. Observing provides the intern with opportunities to become familiar with the teaching environment. Assisting involves the intern being placed in roles that give support or aid to the Supervising Teacher. The Supervising Teacher maintains full responsibility for the instructional process but plans with the intern. Teaming involves a cooperative effort in the teaching process between the Supervising Teacher and the intern. Teaching assigns the intern with total responsibility for one or more subjects during the day. The Supervising Teacher will determine when the intern is prepared to move from one phase to the next. The Supervising Teacher may take back the classroom gradually towards the end of the internship, allowing the intern time to visit other music classrooms during the final weeks, including opportunities to observe diverse music classes such as music theory, music appreciation, jazz, class piano/guitar, etc.

81407 MUG3104 Basic Conducting Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:20AM Available

Basic Conducting (MUG3104) is an introductory class in the techniques and craft of conducting. Goals of the course include the development of basic gestural and baton techniques for a wide range of vocal and instrumental contexts, developing basic non-verbal communication skills, and exploring and cultivating an initial understanding of score study and preparation, including how that understanding might manifest itself in eventual professional & pedagogical pursuits.

81838 MUG6306 Conducting Ⅵ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available

MUG6306 is intended for students in the Department of Music’s Instrumental ConductingEmphasis,withintheMasterof ArtsinMusicDegreeProgram.Itencompasses both individual applied lessons in conductingand anintensiveandcomprehensive group seminar. The seminar examines the history and development of literature and conducting philosophy and pedagogy, primarily connected to the various ensembles of mixed wind and percussion instruments, beginning with the earliest designated wind ensembles of the turn of the 17thcentury, and progressing to the present day, and beyond. Research and discussion will also center on the craft of instrumental conducting and pedagogy, itself.

80143 MUN3143 Wind Ensemble Face2Face Tu,Th 1:30PM - 3:20PM Available

The UCF Wind Ensemble is a select, member-auditioned performing ensemble comprised of many of the university’s most accomplished undergraduate and graduate instrumentalists. The Wind Ensemble presents multiple concerts each semester and performs a variety of literature, both for traditional concert band instrumentation and for various smaller, flexible (chamber) ensembles of mixed winds & percussion, exploring both much of the most important core repertoire for wind band/ensemble and the finest new works by the world’s most prominent emerging composers. Participation in the UCF Wind Ensemble allows for the continued growth and development of both individual and ensemble performance skills. Opportunities are also provided for the study of music through varied cultural and historical contexts.

80569 MUN5145 Wind Ensemble Face2Face Tu,Th 1:30PM - 3:20PM Available

The UCF Wind Ensemble is a select, member-auditioned performing ensemble comprised of many of the university’s most accomplished undergraduate and graduate instrumentalists. The Wind Ensemble presents multiple concerts each semester and performs a variety of literature, both for traditional concert band instrumentation and for various smaller, flexible (chamber) ensembles of mixed winds & percussion, exploring both much of the most important core repertoire for wind band/ensemble and the finest new works by the world’s most prominent emerging composers. Participation in the UCF Wind Ensemble allows for the continued growth and development of both individual and ensemble performance skills. Opportunities are also provided for the study of music through varied cultural and historical contexts.

No courses found for Summer 2018.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11346 MUE3942 Music Internship Ⅰ Face2Face Tu,Th 8:00AM - 4:00PM Not Online
No Description Available
11347 MUE4943 Music Internship Ⅱ Face2Face M,Tu,W,Th,F 8:00AM - 4:00PM Not Online
No Description Available
10144 MUG3302 Instrum Conducting & Materials Face2Face M,W 9:30AM - 10:20AM Not Online
No Description Available
10655 MUG6306 Conducting Ⅵ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
11551 MUN3123L Concert Band Face2Face Tu,Th 9:00AM - 10:20AM Not Online
No Description Available
10147 MUN3143 Wind Ensemble Face2Face Tu,Th 1:30PM - 3:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
10572 MUN5145 Wind Ensemble Face2Face Tu,Th 1:30PM - 3:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81590 MUE3942 Music Internship Ⅰ Face2Face Tu,Th 8:00AM - 4:00PM Not Online
No Description Available
81591 MUE4943 Music Internship Ⅱ Face2Face M,Tu,W,Th,F 8:00AM - 4:00PM Not Online
No Description Available
81567 MUG3104 Basic Conducting Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:20AM Available

Basic Conducting (MUG3104) is an introductory class in the techniques and craft of conducting. Goals of the course include the development of basic baton techniques for a wide range of vocal and instrumental contexts, developing basic non-verbal communication skills, and exploring and cultivating an initial understanding of score study and preparation, including how that understanding might manifest itself in their eventual professional & pedagogical pursuits.

92935 MUG6306 Conducting Ⅵ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available

MUG6306 is intended for students in the Department of Music’s Instrumental Conducting Emphasis, within the Master of Arts in Music Degree Program. It encompasses both individual applied lessons in conducting and an intensive and comprehensive group seminar. The seminar examines the history and development of literature and conducting philosophy and pedagogy, primarily connected to the various ensembles of mixed wind and percussion instruments, beginning with the earliest designated wind ensembles of the turn of the 17th century, and progressing to the present day, and beyond. Research and discussion will also center on the craft of instrumental conducting and pedagogy, itself.

80170 MUN3143 Wind Ensemble Face2Face Tu,Th 1:30PM - 3:20PM Available

The UCF Wind Ensemble is a select, member-auditioned performing ensemble comprised of many of the university’s most accomplished undergraduate and graduate instrumentalists. The Wind Ensemble presents multiple concerts each semester and performs a variety of literature, both for traditional concert band instrumentation and for various smaller, flexible (chamber) ensembles of mixed winds & percussion, exploring both much of the most important core repertoire for wind band/ensemble and the finest new works by the world’s most prominent emerging composers. Participation in the UCF Wind Ensemble allows for the continued growth and development of both individual and ensemble performance skills. Opportunities are also provided for the study of music through varied cultural and historical contexts.

80604 MUN5145 Wind Ensemble Face2Face Tu,Th 1:30PM - 3:20PM Available

The UCF Wind Ensemble is a select, member-auditioned performing ensemble comprised of many of the university’s most accomplished undergraduate and graduate instrumentalists. The Wind Ensemble presents multiple concerts each semester and performs a variety of literature, both for traditional concert band instrumentation and for various smaller, flexible (chamber) ensembles of mixed winds & percussion, exploring both much of the most important core repertoire for wind band/ensemble and the finest new works by the world’s most prominent emerging composers. Participation in the UCF Wind Ensemble allows for the continued growth and development of both individual and ensemble performance skills. Opportunities are also provided for the study of music through varied cultural and historical contexts.

Updated: Aug 16, 2018

Music Department • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
Phone: 407-823-2869 Fax: 407-823-3378 • E-mail: ucfmusic@ucf.edu