William Hagen

Faculty Member

Dr. Ross Hagen

Biography

Dr. Hagen is Associate Professor of Music Studies, focusing on musicology and ethnomusicology. At UVU he has taught Music History I & II, Introduction to Music, American Popular Music, Introduction to World Music, and the Honors seminars Modern Legacies and Ancient 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 the edited volume Medievalism and Metal Music Studies: Throwing Down the Gauntlet (2019) and a book on Darkthrone's 1992 album A Blaze in the Northern Sky for Bloomsbury's 33.3 book series (2020). Dr. Hagen is also an Assistant Editor for the academic journal Metal Music Studies. Current research projects include a book on ritual music in the Asatru religion along with book chapters involving weird fiction, musical sculptures and land art, and black metal in the Mountain West.

In addition to his academic work, Dr. Hagen is active as a performer and composer, specializing in extreme and/or marginal music styles.

Dr. Hagen received his degrees from Davidson College (BA - Music) and the University of Colorado at Boulder (MM, PhD - Musicology).

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, Spring 2023

MUSC 1030

American Popular Music FF, Spring 2023

MUSC 1030

American Popular Music FF, Spring 2023

MUSC 349G

Global Musical Styles and Ideas GI, Spring 2023

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