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 375+ 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. Under his leadership the UCF Wind Ensemble has been selected to perform for the 2020 College Band Directors National Association Southern Division Conference and has released a commercial recording, Zodiac Concerto, via Flying Horse Records. They have been actively engaged in the commissioning and premieres of new works for wind band and chamber winds, composer and artist residencies, and special events, including the annual UCF Conductors Symposium, Knights Rising High School Honor Band, and UCF Wind Band Invitational. Members of the UCF Wind Ensemble also performed under Dr. Lubaroff's direction at the 2019 Florida Music Educators Association Conference in support of his special topic session.

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, transcriptions for wind band of Johann Strauss, Jr.’s Éljen a Magyár, Op. 332 (Wingert-Jones)and John Psathas' Omnifenix for solo jazz tenor saxophone, drum kit & wind ensemble (Promethean Editions), 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

  • Omnifenix: Concerto for Jazz Tenor Saxophone, Drum Kit & Wind Ensemble, Arranged for Wind Ensemble by Scott Lubaroff (New Zealand: Promethean Editions)
  • Éljen A Magyár!: Polka Schnell, Op. 332, by Johann Strauss, Jr., Transcription for Wind Band by Scott Lubaroff (Kansas City: Wingert-Jones Music)

Recordings

  • Zodiac Concerto. Compact Disc Recording, University of Central Florida Wind Ensemble (Orlando, FL: Flying Horse Records)

Courses

No courses found for Spring 2021.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
93880 MUE4943 Music Internship Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) M,Tu,W,Th,F 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM Not Online
No Description Available
81580 MUG3104 Basic Conducting Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM Not Online
No Description Available
80845 MUG6306 Conducting and Literature Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
80495 MUN3143 Wind Ensemble Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 01:30 PM - 02:45 PM Not Online
No Description Available
80882 MUN5145 Wind Ensemble Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 01:30 PM - 02:45 PM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2020.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
21985 MUE3942 Music Internship Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM Available
No Description Available
21986 MUE4943 Music Internship Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) M,Tu,W,Th,F 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM Not Online
No Description Available
17068 MUG3302 Instrum Conducting & Materials Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 09:30 AM - 10:20 AM Available
No Description Available
17536 MUG6306 Conducting Ⅵ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
18234 MUN3123L Concert Band Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 09:00 AM - 10:20 AM Available
No Description Available
17071 MUN3143 Wind Ensemble Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 01:30 PM - 03:20 PM Available
No Description Available
17470 MUN5145 Wind Ensemble Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 01:30 PM - 03:20 PM Available
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
90490 MUG3104 Basic Conducting Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM 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.

89653 MUG6306 Conducting Ⅵ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM 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.

89276 MUN3143 Wind Ensemble Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 01:30 PM - 03:20 PM 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.

89690 MUN5145 Wind Ensemble Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 01:30 PM - 03:20 PM 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: Jan 15, 2020

Music Department • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
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