Vice Provost for the Arts
The Vice Provost for the Arts is charged with transforming the arts at Duke.
The Vice Provost for the Arts Scott Lindroth works with academic, student, and community arts programs; oversees arts funding opportunities; coordinates the visiting artist program with university presenters; cultivates interdisciplinary arts projects across campus; and advances arts investment in collaboration with the upper administration and the Office of University Development. The Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts also supports the Rubenstein Arts Center together with University Center Activities and Events (UCAE) and the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences.
The Vice Provost for the Arts also works closely with the Council for the Arts, an advisory board that draws from a wide range of departments and entities at Duke with a stake in the arts. Among other things, the Council administers two major grant programs for faculty: Visiting Artist Grants and Collaboration Development Grants.
Scott Lindroth, Vice Provost for the Arts
Professor, Department of Music
Scott Lindroth has served as Duke’s first Vice Provost for the Arts since 2007 and has taught composition and related topics on the music faculty since 1990. His music has been performed world-wide by major orchestras and chamber ensembles, including the Chicago Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Seattle Symphony, the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, the Marine Band, and dozens of soloists who teach and study at the finest conservatories in the United States, Europe, and Japan. Lindroth has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Revson Foundation, the Koussevitzky Foundation, the American Academy in Rome, the Howard Foundation, the Aaron Copland Foundation, the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, among others. In 1984 he was privileged to be a resident composer with the New York Philharmonic, a relationship that culminated in the performance of his first orchestral work, A Fire’s Bright Song, in 1987. Since then he has gone on to compose more music for orchestra, wind ensemble, string quartet, mixed chamber ensembles, voice, and electronic media. His installation SoundSpace has been running continuously at the NC Museum of Life and Science since 2007, and recent works explore sonification as the basis for musical composition.
Vice Provost for the Arts
Director, Arts Engagement & Partnerships
Arts Communications Specialist