Scott Pfitzinger, Composer


What has Scott been doing?

Musical Deconstructions

Scott uses this concept to take apart the music and allow these different short pieces to focus on and experiment with one or more specific elements of what is traditionally considered Music.

Tinnio Ergo Sum Press

Scott’s Handbell Music
“I ring therefore I am”
Most of Scott’s handbell music is available here.

Composer Lineage

Teachers of the teachers of Scott’s composition teachers. Click to see Scott’s composition teacher lineage.

Divine Liturgy of St. John

Scott’s musical setting of the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, the liturgy used on most Sundays in the Orthodox Christian and Eastern Catholic Church


Biographical information
Numbers on the right are percentages of Scott's compositions

Scott is a member of ASCAP, Mensa, the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), the Academic Library Association of Ohio, and sometime member of: the Music Library Association, the Indiana Library Federation, the Handbell Musicians of America (was AGEHR), and the Knights of Columbus.

Scott received his M.M. degree in composition in 2010, almost exactly twenty years after earning his bachelor’s degree in theory/composition. His composition teachers have included Michael Schelle, Frank Felice, and Richard N. Stewart.

Scott has been composer-in-residence for Embellish and Circle City Ringers handbell ensembles and he has written or arranged over 40 handbell pieces. In all music, he enjoys experimenting with new techniques and always loves humor. If you wish to acquire, perform, or commission a piece, handbell or otherwise, his contact information is listed at the bottom of this page.

Scott also maintains a humor website: Pfitz’s Pfunnies
and does personal genealogy research: RoyaltyLinks

  • Chamber Music

    Ensembles & Solos

  • Choral/Vocal Music

    Mostly a capella

  • Original Handbell Music

    Another 20+ arrangements

  • Wind Ensemble/Band Music

    Final projects for Bachelor's & Master's degrees


Who is Scott Pfitzinger?
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Currently in the process of completing a music reference book called Composer Genealogies: A Compendium of Over 17,000 Classical Music Composers, scheduled to be published in February 2017 by Rowman & Littlefield.
Scott is also a genealogist and performs personalized genealogy research through his website,
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Scott Pfitzinger is a music librarian and a composer of contemporary concert music and experimental music. He has written over 20 “Musical Deconstruction” pieces — fluxus-style pieces that each focus on one particular aspect of music.
Scott uses this concept to take apart the music and allow these different short pieces to focus on and experiment with one or more specific elements of what is traditionally considered Music.
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Scott has been on a long spiritual pilgrimage and wrote an essay back in 2007 to explain what he learned on his journey. It chronicles his progression from Baptist to Lutheran to Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christian, along with discussions of doctrines and what the Early Church taught about Christianity.
In 2016, Scott finished expanding his essay into a 180-page book. He is currently seeking a publisher for it.
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Scott is also an active member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, an international nonprofit organization that re-creates the Middle Ages. He is known as Lord Hakon Hrafnsson and has a 13th-century Norse persona. Hakon’s areas of interest include heraldry, brewing, medieval/renaissance dance, and thrown weapons.
Scott/Hakon has been working on writing the music and choreography for new dances that fit in with English Country Dances as published by Playford in 1651.


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