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Scott K. Deveaux

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Music
Office location and address
Old Cabell 208
30 South Lawn
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Biography

His most recent book, Jazz (with critic Gary Giddins; Norton, 2009), published both as a textbook and as a trade book, has been nominated for the 2010 Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Award for Best Book about Jazz.  He has also written The Birth of Bebop: A Social and Musical History (University of California, 1997, Macmillan U.K. 1999), which has won the American Musicological Society’s Kinkeldey Award for best book, The American Book Award, and an ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award; Jazz in America: Who's Listening? (1995), an interpretation of a massive survey by the NEH; and The Music of James Scott (with William H. Kenney, Smithsonian 1992).

Among his articles are “This is What I Do” (in Art From Start to Finish, edited Howard Becker, U Chicago, 2006); “Multiphrenia: A New Approach to Charlie Parker”: Musica Oggi (Milan, 2005-2006); "Struggling with 'Jazz," (Current Musicology, 2001-2002); "'Nice Work if You Can Get It': Thelonious Monk and Popular Song" (Black Music Research Journal 1999, The Thelonious Monk Reader, 2001); "What Did We Do to Be So Black and Blue?"(Musical Quarterly 1996); "Black, Brown and Beige and the Critics" (Black Music Research Journal, 1993); "Constructing the Jazz Tradition," which won the Irving Lowens Award in 1992 (Black American Literature Forum 1991, reprinted in The Jazz Cadence of American Culture, Columbia, 1998); "The Emergence of the Jazz Concert, 1935-1945" (American Music 1989); "Bebop and the Recording Industry" (Journal of the American Musicological Society 1988).

He is Series Editor of the Oxford Readers on American Musicians, and has recently served as a Fulbright Distinguished Chair (Odense University, Denmark 2001-2002).

MUSI 2120: History of Jazz Music
Credits: 3–4
Survey of jazz music from before 1900 through the stylistic changes and trends of the twentieth century; important instrumental performers, composers, arrangers, and vocalists. No previous knowledge of music required.
MUSI 2993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 3050: Music and Discourse Since 1900
Credits: 3
Studies the range of music that has flourished since the end of the 19th century including modernist and post-modern art music, popular music, and world music, through historical, critical, and ethnographic approaches. Prerequisite: The ability to read music, or any three-credit course in music, or instructor permission.
MUSI 3120: Jazz Studies
Credits: 3
Introduction to jazz as an advanced field of study, with equal attention given to historical and theoretical approaches. Prerequisite: MUSI 3310 or comparable fluency in music notation, and instructor permission.
MUSI 3310: Theory I
Credits: 3
Studies the pitch and rhythmic aspects of several musical styles, including European art music, blues, African drumming, and popular music. Focuses on concepts and notation related to scales and modes, harmony, meter, form, counterpoint, and style. Prerequisite: Ability to read music, and familiarity with basic concepts of pitch intervals and scales..
MUSI 3993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 4507: Composers
Credits: 3
Study of the life and works of a composer (or school of composers); topic announced in advance. Prerequisite: MUSI 3320 or the equivalent and instructor permission.
MUSI 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 7510: Cultural and Historical Studies of Music
Credits: 3
Selected topics, announced in advance, exploring the study of music within cultural and historical frameworks. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 8910: Supervised Research
Credits: 3
Reading and/or other work in particular fields under supervision of an instructor. Normally taken by first-year graduate students. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 8993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
Independent study dealing with a specific topic. Requirements will place primary emphasis on independent research. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 8998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.
MUSI 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
MUSI 9910: Supervised Research
Credits: 3
Reading and/or other work in particular fields under supervision of an instructor. Normally taken by second year graduate students. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 9920: Supervised Research
Credits: 3
Reading and/or other work in particular fields under supervision of an instructor. Normally taken by second year graduate students. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
Preliminary research directed towards a dissertation in consultation with an instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.