Dr. Scott Strovas

Scott Strovas is proud to serve as Assistant Professor of Music History at Wayland Baptist, where he teaches courses in the music history and music theory curricula. Dr. Strovas has published in the Forum of the College English Association on the effectiveness of musical study in cultivating creativity and critical thought in undergraduate writing courses, and he contributed entries on music and on nineteenth-century American foreign policy in the forthcoming encyclopedia, All Things Emily Dickinson (ABC-Clio, 2014). His current writing projects include a collaborative essay entitled “‘What are we going to do with Uncle Arthur?’: Music in the British Serialized Period Drama,” which he is writing with his wife, WBU English professor Karen Beth Strovas, and a biography on jazz great Louis Armstrong.

In addition to his publications, Dr. Strovas has presented scholarship on a range of subjects including contemporary American music, jazz, film music, twentieth-century musical philosophy, and writing pedagogy. He has been awarded several competitive grants including Claremont Graduate University’s Transdisciplinary Dissertation Award, which he earned for his doctoral research on contemporary American composer John Adams’ orchestral work, Harmonielehre (1985).

Dr. Strovas holds a Ph.D. in musicology from Claremont Graduate University (Claremont, California), a master’s degree in music theory from Texas Tech University (Lubbock, Texas), and undergraduate degrees in theory and trumpet performance from Texas Tech. His previous teaching positions include appointments within music, English, transdisciplinary, and honors programs at Texas Tech, Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, California), the University of La Verne (La Verne, California), and Claremont Graduate University.








MUSI 1401

Theory, Form, and Counterpoint I

WF 8:00-8:50

HMC 103

MUSI 2401

Theory, Form, and Counterpoint III

WF 9:00-9:50

HMC 103

MUSI 3305

American Music

TR 9:25-10:40

Muncy 116

MUSI 4301

History of Western Music, Ancient World-1750

TR 10:50-12:05

HMC 103

MUSI 1303

Music Appreciation

M 11:00 -12:15

M 12:20-1:35


Muncy 116



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