Hagen, Ross
Assistant Professor - Music Studies
CV 2017
Last Updated: 1/15/19 -

Dr. Ross Hagen is Assistant Professor in Music Studies and the Music General Education coordinator at Utah Valley University. He teaches/has taught MUSC1010 - Introduction to Music, MUSC1030 - American Popular Music, MUSC3450/3451 - Music History and Literature I & II, Modern Legacies (Honors Program), and online sections of MUSC 1010, MUSC 1030, and MUSc 102G - Introduction to World Music.

Dr. Hagen received his Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of Colorado - Boulder, in 2010, his Master of Music from the University of Colorado in 2005 and his B.A. in Music from Davidson College in 2001. Before joining the Music faculty at UVU in 2010, he taught at the University of Colorado and at Regis University in Denver.

Dr. Hagen's research interests include music and ritual, medievalism, music fan cultures, underground music scenes, and 20th/21st century avant-garde music. Dr. Hagen has presented papers at national meetings of the Popular Culture Association, the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, the North American British Music Studies Association, and the Society for Ethnomusicology. His diverse published work includes articles on Norwegian black metal, avant-garde noise music, music fan fiction, Elizabethan broadside ballads, opera, and modern adaptations of medieval music. His current research projects include a co-edited volume on heavy metal and medievalism and a monograph on Darkthrone's A Blaze in the Northern Sky for Bloomsbury's 33.3 Global series. 

In addition to his academic work, Dr. Hagen is active as a performer and composer specializing in electro-acoustic music, free improvisation, and extreme metal, with more than a dozen album releases on various American and European record labels.  Hagen also composed music and sound for UVU productions of Blood Wedding (2014), Eurydice (2012), and Antigone (2010).  He is a pretty good bassist (even though he plays with a pick), a decent guitarist, and a recovering oboist.