Mr Nathan Scott

Mr Nathan Scott

Lecturer - Music

School of Creative Industries (Music)

Career Summary

Biography

Nathan Scott is a lecturer in the School of Creative Industries at the University of Newcastle. He has interdisciplinary research interests that span the creative arts, technology, science, health and education.

Nathan has presented and performed internationally and has published in the areas of music, technology, education, gaming and the human voice. In 2012 Nathan was the telematic manager for the International Space Time Concerto Competition. He has presented workshops in regional NSW for the NSW Department of Education and Training (2003) and developed an online international postgraduate program supporting the use of technology in music contexts. He was selected as an early-career researcher to participate in the CHASS Expanding Horizons forum in Canberra (2006) and undertook a work integrated learning sub-project as part of an ALTC National Teaching Fellowship (2010).

Research Expertise
Nathan’s background provides scope for creative cross-disciplinary synergies. These include collaboration with historians, educators, engineers and medical researchers. His core areas of expertise (music/sound, electronics and technology) have multiple facets that also embrace healthcare, digital networks and gaming.

His more recent research activities include examining the benefits of digital communication technologies and choral singing in the context of stroke rehabilitation. He has discussed this preliminary research at a number of forums including Music and the Mind (March 2018) and Spotlight on Stroke (May 2018). Other areas of enquiry include examining brain activity (using EEG) during music-making activities and developing new forms of interfaces for human expression.

Teaching Expertise
Nathan currently supervises HDR students from a variety of discipline areas and supervises Honours projects. He founded the music production discipline at the University of Newcastle and created one of the world's first online postgraduate coursework programs in music technology (Master of Music Technology). Nathan has taught tertiary students online from throughout Australia and around the world. He currently teaches into the Bachelor of Music and Master of Creative Industries programs.

Administrative Expertise
Nathan has experience as both a program convenor and course coordinator and has been involved in the review of undergraduate programs. He was member of a DET accreditation panel for a private education provider and has developed MOU's with partner organisations. He is currently a member of the Faculty of Education and Arts Teaching and Learning Committee and is the School of Creative Industries Student Academic Conduct Officer (SACO).

Collaboration
Nathan has collaborated with public broadcasters including the ABC and BBC. He has produced content for radio programs, facilitated live radio (and online) broadcasts and has worked with creative artists in numerous recording sessions over 20 years. He has collaborated with institutions in China, Singapore, Austria and New Zealand for the International Space Time Concerto Competition. Nathan presented a session about video collaboration at the 2011 QUESTnet conference (Brisbane) and continues to be involved with the streaming of content to NSW secondary schools.


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
  • Professional Ceritifcate in University Assessment, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Stroke rehabilitation and choral singing
  • Health, well-being and creativity
  • Brain visualization and systems control (EEG)
  • Sound design for games
  • Sound recording and production
  • Digital music production and performance
  • Network music collaboration
  • Online communication technologies
  • ICT literacy in music education
  • Human interfaces and electronic sensors

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
190408 Music Therapy 30
190407 Music Performance 30
190406 Music Composition 40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer - Music University of Newcastle
School of Creative Industries
Australia
Lecturer - Music 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.


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Cushing N, Kilmister M, Scott N, 'No Vacancy: History and meaning of contemporary ruins in a regional Australian city', Ruin Porn and the Obsession with Decay, Palgrave Macmillan (Springer International Publishing AG), Cham, Switzerland (2018)
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-93390-0_9
Co-authors Nancy Cushing

Journal article (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Van Gend M, Matthias P, Scott NB, Allan C, 'Adolescent Girls¿ Changing Voices: Re-thinking Classification', Australian Voice, 18 1-13 (2017) [C1]
Co-authors Philip Matthias, Christopher Allan

Conference (12 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Studley T, Vella R, Scott NB, Nesbitt K, 'A Definition of Creative-Based Music Games', ACSW '18 Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia (2018) [E1]
DOI 10.1145/3167918.3167921
Co-authors Keith Nesbitt, Richard Vella
2017 Van Gend M, Matthias P, Allan C, Scott NB, 'Australian Adolescent Voices: Rethinking the Choir', ASME XXI National Conference Proceedings, RMIT Melbourne (2017) [E1]
Co-authors Christopher Allan, Philip Matthias
2016 Walsh L, Scott NB, 'Wired Up: A Case Study of Different Approaches to Visual Music Research', University of Queensland, Brisbane (2016)
2016 Matthias P, Spiers C, Scott NB, 'Disrupting the Music Composition Research Paradigm: Creative Synergies at the Postgraduate Level', University of Queensland, Brisbane (2016)
Co-authors Philip Matthias
2015 Vella R, Scott NB, 'Making Music Beyond Their Time: Training Musicians for a Future Workforce', ASME XXth National Conference Proceedings, Adelaide (2015) [E1]
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 Tracy Redhead, Richard Vella
2013 Vella R, Scott NB, Redhead T, 'Network Music Performance and the Global Context', Canberra (2013)
Co-authors Tracy Redhead, Richard Vella
2010 Scott NB, 'Preparing Creative Artists for the Creative Industries: Helping Musicians Cope with a Range of Work Environments', Brisbane (2010)
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 (9 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Matthias P, Scott NB, Guy P, Lambert B, The Colours of French Choral Music, Harold Lobb Concert Hall (2017) [J1]
Co-authors Philip Matthias
2015 Matthias PV, Scott N, Pati D, Echology Celebration, Newcastle Conservatorium Concert Hall, Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle, Temple Church London, St Paul's Cathedral London, Liverpool, Oxford, Cambridge, Shanghai, Manchester, Newcastle NSW (2015) [J1]
Co-authors Philip Matthias
2015 Scott NB, Illumine - Poem of Sound and Light, Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle, Australia (2015) [J2]
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 RJ, Gabrielli G, Scott N, Redhead T, In Ecclesiis - a global performance, Harold Lobb Concert Hall, University of Newcastle & Deep Space, Ars Electronica, Linz, Australia (2012) [J1]
Supanova
Co-authors Richard Vella, Tracy Redhead
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
2004 Goodchild NJ, Virtuoso, The University of Newcastle Conservatorium Concert Hall (2004)
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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 4
Total funding $14,500

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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

Nathan Scott

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

Professor Niels Windfeld Lund

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

Professor Stephen Billett

Scheme National Teaching Fellowship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20081 grants / $4,500

Online Course Development Fund$4,500

Funding to support the development of a new online course to be offered as an open elective across the University 

Funding body: The University of Newcastle

Funding body The University of Newcastle
Project Team

Nathan Scott

Scheme DVC Online Course Development Fund
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed8
Current7

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2018 Masters Real-Time Instruction and Interaction Capabilities in Online Education Programmes Through the Implementation of Networked, Internet-Accessible, Music Technologies M Philosophy (Music), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Composition Competitions: Exploring the Gamification of Generative Music Composition in Digital Game Environments PhD (Music), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD The Singer as Composer in the Contemporary Recording Studio: Maintaining an Identity in Constantly Changing Digital and Physical Performance Contexts PhD (Music), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Mixed voice high school choirs: creating a model for changing instruments PhD (Music), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 Masters An Identification of Past Influences and Current Trends in Australian Piano Pedagogy M Philosophy (Music), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD The Role of Digital Technology in Folk Music PhD (Music), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Classical Voice and the Microphone PhD (Music), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 Honours An Evaluation of Music and Sound Implementation Within Competitive Video Games Music, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2017 Honours Composing Chamber Works that Utilise Live Electronic Sounds Music, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 Honours Predictable and Surprising Pop: Applying a Systems Model to Experimental Popular Music Music, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 Masters Where Sound Meets Vision: Art and the Convergence of Sound and Vision M Philosophy (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 Honours Enhancing Video Game Soundtrack’s Contribution to Spatial Presence Music, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2016 PhD Online Keyboard Harmony: Creating and Assessing an Online Introductory Keyboard Harmony Class for Undergraduate Level Keyboard Music Majors PhD (Music), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 Honours Creating Alternatives for Conflict Music in Video Games Music, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2014 Masters Acoustic Phenomena as a Model for Music Composition M Philosophy (Music), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
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Mr Nathan Scott

Position

Lecturer - Music
School of Creative Industries
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 CON.3:03
Building The Conservatorium of Music
Location The Conservatorium
Cnr Laman and Auckland Street
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Australia
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