Scott Routenberg

Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano

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MU 109C  Phone: (765) 285-5541  Fax: (765) 285-5401

School of Music
Hargreaves Music Building (MU) 203
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

 Dr. Scott Routenberg enjoys a versatile and prolific career as an award-winning jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and orchestrator.  Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Scott began his jazz piano studies at the age of fifteen, inspired by his uncle, a pianist and vocalist.  Scott's jazz piano teachers include Ted Howe (former instructor at Berklee School of Music), Brazilian pianist Manfredo Fest (arranger for Sergio Mendes), Dr. Scott Warner, Chip Crawford, and Vince Maggio (student of Oscar Peterson).  Some of Scott’s jazz piano influences include Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and Benny Green.  

Jazz piano performance venues include the Montreaux Jazz Festival, Jazz à Vienne, the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Hilton Head Jazz Society, the Gainesville Friends of Jazz and Blues, the Biltmore Hotel (Miami), the Lowe Art Museum (University of Miami), and numerous other club, restaurant, hotel, academic, and private events.  Scott has performed with Howard Levy, Arturo Sandoval, Ira Sullivan, Gary Keller, John Michalak, Matt Bonelli (Bee Gees), Jesse Jones, Jr., Jack Wilkins, Jim Ketch, Alejo Poveda, Billy Contreras (violin), Troy Roberts, Phil Doyle, Brandon Wright, Julie Silvera, Dan McGovern, and many others.
 
Scott studied composition and arranging at the University of Miami with Gary Lindsay, Ron Miller (Pat Metheny's teacher) and Raul Murciano (Miami Sound Machine), and at UNC-Chapel Hill with Bill Fritz (arranger for Stan Kenton). Scott's jazz compositions and arrangements have been performed and recorded by the Metropole Orkest, Howard Levy, Roberta Gambarini, Ernie Watts, Carmen Bradford, the Jeremy Monteiro Big Band, Billy Contreras, the University of Miami Concert Jazz Band, the University of Illinois at Chicago Jazz Ensemble, the New York Youth Symphony Jazz Band Classic, and many others.
 
Scott's classical compositions and Pops arrangements have been performed by the Atlanta Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Phoenix Symphony, the Orlando Philharmonic, and the Naples Philharmonic.  Premieres include Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), and the Fox Newman Scoring Stage in Los Angeles.  Conductors who have premiered Scott's works include Michael Krajewski, Vince Mendoza, Thomas Sleeper, and Sofia Kraevska.
 
Awards and honors include the following: Winner of the 2004 John Lennon Songwriting Contest's Maxell Song of the Year, ASCAP Plus Award (2005-2012), 2007 ASCAP David Rose Scholarship, 2007 ASCAP Television and Film Scoring Workshop Participant, 2006 Downbeat Student Award for Best Extended Length Composition, 2006, 2003 & 2002 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Awards, 2004 Heineken Music Initiative/ASCAP Foundation R&B Grant Program (Miami winner), and 2004 Henry Mancini Institute Composer Participant.
 
For the past decade, Scott has been recording, editing, mixing and mastering his own music, the result of which can be heard on his self-produced albums Jazztronicus (2006) and Lots of Pulp (2003), both of which explore jazz-influenced electro-acoustic hybrids.

Scott holds three graduate degrees from the University of Miami Frost School of Music, including the following: Doctor of Musical Arts in Jazz Composition (2008), Master of Music in Media Writing and Production (2005), and Master of Music in Jazz Piano Performance (2003).  Scott also received a BA in Music and Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2001).
 
As a jazz educator, Dr. Routenberg has taught at the University of Miami, Miami-Dade College (Kendall), and the University of South Florida.  Dr. Routenberg is currently Assistant Professor of Music Performance (Jazz Piano) at Ball State University, where he teaches applied jazz piano lessons, applied improvisation lessons, jazz history, jazz improvisation, and directs jazz combos.       

Course Schedule
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    Perspectives of Jazz
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    139
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    1
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    1400-1515
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    T R
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    MU 117
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    Large Instrumental E
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    140M
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    1830-2000
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    MU 117
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    Large Instrumental E
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    140M
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    1100-1150
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    MU 117
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    Large Instrumental E
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    MU 117
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    MU 117
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    MU 117
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    MU 117
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    Jazz Improv 1
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    MU 117
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    Jazz Theory
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    250
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    1000-1050
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    MU 117
School of Music
Hargreaves Music Building (MU) 203
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

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Fax: 765-285-5401
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