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Mr Nathan Scott

Lecturer

School of Creative Arts (Music)

Career Summary

Biography

Nathan Scott is an academic with interdisciplinary research interests across areas of creative arts, technology and science. His formal education spans music, sound technology and education. He completed a Bachelor of Music at the University of Newcastle in 1997 studying piano under Jerard Heffernan and Catherine Davis and undertook subjects in communication studies (sound and radio) and music technology. In 1999 he obtaining a Certificate IV in Audio Engineering through the School of Audio Engineering (SAE) Technology College (Sydney). In 2000 he commenced postgraduate study through Middlesex University (London) later moving to a research higher degree at the University of Newcastle (Australia). In 2005 Nathan completed a Graduate Certificate in the Practice of Tertiary Teaching and, in 2013, was awarded a Masters of Arts (Music) for his research into the ICT literacy of music educators. In addition to pursuing his research interests he completed the Professional Certificate in University Assessment (2014) and is currently undertaking professional courses in Chinese language (Confucius Institute), software training (Avid) and further instrumental study.

Over a period of 20 years Nathan has developed a wealth of experience across many genres of music including recording commercial releases. He has worked freelance (music publishing and sound production) and in the music retail sector (1995-2002). He has an interest in Australian music supporting the composition and performance of Australian works (both traditional and experimental). He has collaborated with the ABC on live national radio broadcasts and was the telematic manager for the International Space Time Concerto Competition (2012). Nathan utilises high speed, low latency audio/video streaming technology for networked performances (collaborating with institutions in China, Singapore, Austria and New Zealand) and has demonstrated extended uses for video conferencing as pertaining to music education at the 2011 QUESTnet conference (Brisbane). He has also been involved in collaborative electroacoustic performances/installations at the Newcastle Region Art Gallery (2009) and The Lock-Up Gallery (2011).

Nathan has been a member of the Australian Computer Music Association (ACMA), the Musicological Society of Australia (MSA), the Australian Society of Music Educators (ASME) and the Australian Music and Psychology Society (AMPS) as well as being involved with the National Council of Tertiary Music Schools (NACTMUS) and website manager for the Musicological Society of Australia. He has taught, performed and presented at events throughout Australia and in New Zealand, India and Denmark. In 2013 he was invited to attend the World Opera International Workshop on High Quality Dynamic Cross-Continental Networked Artistic Interaction. He has attended HERDSA, ACMA, ASME and IE conferences and participated in industry events such as the Australian Music Association Convention (1999) and the Maryborough Music Conference (2002). He has presented technology workshops in regional NSW for the NSW Department of Education and Training (2003) in addition to partnering in the development of an online course to support teachers in the use of technology in music education. Nathan has presented workshops for the Royal Society of Church Musicians (2005), the Electrofringe Festival (2009) and was selected as an early-career researcher to participate in the CHASS "Expanding Horizons" forum in Canberra (2006). In 2010 he operated a work integrated learning sub-project as part of an ALTC National Teaching Fellowship.

Research Expertise
Nathan's research interests evolved from his interest in music and electronics. As a creative artist who embraces technology he has pursued research in related areas including music technology, ICT literacy and education. He has experience with projects involving networked collaborative performance and surround sound. He has also published on contemporary issues concerning tertiary education and has been involved in an ALTC Work Integrated Learning sub-project. In more recent times Nathan's research interests have ventured into the area of cognitive neuroscience of music. 

Nathan is currently RHD convenor for the discipline of music within the School of Creative Arts. He supervises research Masters and PhD students in the areas of music and fine art.

Teaching Expertise
Nathan has teaching experience at the pre-tertiary, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He developed and leads the creative music production discipline in the School of Creative Arts located at Newcastle Conservatorium. He developed one of the world's first online postgraduate coursework programs in music technology (the Master of Music Technology) In addition to face-to-face teaching, Nathan has taught online to tertiary students from throughout Australia and overseas. He has delivered music technology workshops  throughout QLD and regional NSW. He has also worked with indigenous students and has produced a recording of country schools' bands.

Administrative Expertise
Nathan is the program convenor for the online Master of Music Technology program. He regularly undertakes course co-ordination duties and has been involved in the program review process. Nathan has been a member on a DET accreditation panel for a private education provider and has developed MOU's with partner organisations. He is currently a member of the UoN Faculty of Education and Arts Teaching and Learning Committee.




Qualifications

  • Master of Arts (Music), University of Newcastle
  • Certificate IV in Audio Engineering, SAE International Technology College - Sydney
  • Bachelor of Music, University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Audio recording and production
  • Cognitive neuroscience of music
  • Creative music production
  • Digital sound synthesis & processing
  • Game music development
  • ICT literacy in music education
  • Music technology
  • Network music technology (telematics)
  • Soundtrack design

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
190406 Music Composition 40
190407 Music Performance 40
130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Creative Arts
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Conference (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Vella R, Scott NB, 'Making Music Beyond Their Time: Training Musicians for a Future Workforce', Music: Educating for Life - ASME XX National Conference Proceedings, Adelaide (2015)
Co-authors Richard Vella
2014 Scott NB, 'Music to Middleware: The Growing Challenges of the Game Music Composer', Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Interactive Entertainment, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2014) [E1]
DOI 10.1145/2677758.2677792
2013 Scott NB, 'ICT and Music Education: A Study Examining the Digital Literacy of Secondary School Music Teachers', Redefining the musical landscape: Inspired learning and innovation in music education - XIX National Conference Proceedings, Canberra (2013) [E1]
2013 Vella RJ, Walsh L, Scott NB, Redhead T, 'A Report on Collaborative Music Making at the University of Newcastle Conservatorium of Music', Redefining the musical landscape: Inspired learning and innovation in music education - XIX National Conference Proceedings, Canberra (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Richard Vella, Linda Walsh
2013 Vella R, Scott NB, Redhead T, 'Network Music Performance and the Global Context', Canberra (2013)
Co-authors Richard Vella
2005 Scott NB, 'Music, Technology and Education: The Challenges of Teaching Creative Technology', Sydney (2005)
2004 Scott NB, 'Teaching Technology with Technology: Online Music Technology Education', Music Books New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand (2004)
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Creative Work (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Matthias P, Scott N, A Christmas Carol Celebration, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Harold Lobb Concert Hall, The University of Newcastle Great Hall (2014) [J1]
Co-authors Philip Matthias
2014 Matthias P, Scott N, A Christmas Carol Celebration, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Harold Lobb Concert Hall, The University of Newcastle Great Hall (2014) [J1]
Co-authors Philip Matthias
2013 Scott NB, Matthias PV, Gallus J, Haec Est Dies (arranged for three telematically-linked pipe organs), The Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2013) [J2]
Co-authors Philip Matthias
2012 Vella R, Gabrielli G, Scott NB, Redhead T, In Ecclesiis - A Global Telematic Performance, Harold Lobb Concert Hall (2012)
2009 Scott NB, De Aragon C, Moore I, Vella R, Scott-Mitchell A, wasted! (Installation with surround sound soundscape), Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Ostfildern, Germany (2009)
Co-authors Richard Vella
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Report (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Scott NB, 'Report on the International Space Time Concerto Competition prepared for the World Opera International Workshop on High Quality Dynamic cross-continental Networked Artistic interaction', The International World Opera Association, - (2013)

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Scott NB, A Study Examining the ICT Literacy Levels of Music Educators in the New South Wales Department of Education & Training, The University of Newcastle (2013)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 3
Total funding $10,000

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20151 grants / $4,000

SOCA Creative Arts Projects Scheme$4,000

Music from the Brain: Sonifying Creative Thinking through Cognitive Neuroscience

Funding body: The University of Newcastle

Funding body The University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme SOCA Creative Arts Projects Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20131 grants / $3,000

The World Opera Symposium Travel Grant$3,000

Travel grant to deliver presentation at the International Workshop on High Quality Dynamic Cross-Continental Networked Artistic Interaction.

Funding body: The World Opera Association

Funding body The World Opera Association
Project Team
Scheme The World Opera Symposium Travel Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20101 grants / $3,000

ALTC National Teaching Fellowship Sub Project$3,000

A practice-based experience sub-project at the University of Newcastle entitled "Preparing Creative Artists for the Creative Industries: Helping Musicians Cope with a Range of Work Environments", contributing to an ALTC National Teaching Fellowship "Curriculum and Pedagogic Bases for Effectively Integrating Practice-Based Experiences Within Higher Education" (Lead: Professor Stephen Billett).

Funding body: Australian Learning & Teaching Council

Funding body Australian Learning & Teaching Council
Project Team
Scheme National Teaching Fellowship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed1
Current5

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.4
PhD0.7

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Masters Can Digital Artists use Modern Art Aesthetics and Techniques to Create a Defining Post-Digital Art Aesthetic?
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD The Role of Digital Technology in Folk Music
Music, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 Masters Remixing and Re-interpretation of Classics: Relevance and Attributes
Music, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Classical Voice and the Microphone
Music, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2009 PhD Online Keyboard Harmony - Creating and Assessing an Online Introductory Keyboard Harmony Class for Undergraduate Level Keyboard Music Majors
Music, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Masters Acoustic Phenomena as a Model for Music Composition
Music, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
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Mr Nathan Scott

Position

Lecturer
School of Creative Arts
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Music

Contact Details

Email nathan.scott@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 8922
Fax (02) 4921 8958

Office

Room CON3:03
Building The Conservatorium of Music
Location The Conservatorium
Cnr Laman and Auckland Street
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Australia
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