Dr. Ross Hagen

Faculty Member

Dr. Ross Hagen

Biography

Dr. Ross Hagen received his B.A.. in Music from Davidson College and his M.M. and Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. At UVU he has taught Music History I & II, Introduction to Music, American Popular Music, Introduction to World Music, and Modern Legacies.

Dr. Hagen's research interests include underground music scenes, black metal music, medievalism, and avant-garde music. He has published articles and reviews in a number of academic journals, edited volumes, and encyclopedias, and is a regular presenter at international conferences. Recent publications include co-editing Medievalism and Metal Music Studies: Throwing Down the Gauntlet (2019), chapters in The Oxford Handbook of Music and Medievalism (2020) and Researching Subcultures, Myth, and Memory (2020), and a book on Darkthrone's 1992 album A Blaze in the Northern Sky for Bloomsbury's 33.3 book series (2020).

In addition to his academic work, Dr. Hagen has long been active as a performer and composer, specializing in black metal and other extreme and/or marginal music styles.

Education

Ph D, University of Colorado - Boulder, 2010

Major: Musicology

MM, University of Colorado - Boulder, 2005

Major: Musicology

BA, Davidson College, 2001

Major: Music

Teaching

MUSC 1030

American Popular Music FF, Fall 2021

MUSC 1030

American Popular Music FF, Fall 2021

MUSC 1010

Introduction to Music FF, Fall 2021

MUSC 1010

Introduction to Music FF, Fall 2021

MUSC 1030

American Popular Music FF, Summer 2021

MUSC 1030

American Popular Music FF, Spring 2021

MUSC 1030

American Popular Music FF, Spring 2021

MUSC 1010

Introduction to Music FF, Spring 2021

MUSC 1010

Introduction to Music FF, Spring 2021

MUSC 1010

Introduction to Music FF, Spring 2021

Scholarly/Creative Works

Hagen, Ross , (2023) "On horseback they carried thunder_ The second lives of Norwegian black metal" (vol. Cambridge Companion to Metal Music). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Hagen, Ross , (2022) "Not Not Black Metal_ Black Metal Theory and the Weird" (vol. The Weird_ A Companion). Peter Lang.
Hagen, Ross , (2020) "From the Dark Past_ The Historiography of Violence in Norwegian Black Metal" (vol. Subcultures between History and Mythmaking_ Researching the Cultural Memory of Youth Subcultures, 1955 – present). UK: Palgrave-MacMillan.
Hagen, Ross , (2020) "Darkthrone's A Blaze in the Northern Sky" . UK: Bloomsbury. https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/darkthrones-a-blaze-in-the-northern-sky-9781501354335/
Hagen, Ross , (2020) "A Gothic Romance’: Neomedieval Echoes in Gothic and Doom Metal" (vol. The Oxford Handbook of Music and Medievalism). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Hagen, Ross , Barratt-Peacock, Ruth , (2019) "Medievalism and Metal Music Studies_ Throwing down the Gauntlet" . UK: Emerald Publishing. https://books.emeraldinsight.com/page/detail/Medievalism-and-Metal-Music-Studies/?k=9781787563964