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Scott Hallgren

School of Media and Journalism
Assistant Professor
Office Location:
Room 101D Franklin Hall
Office Hours:
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays or by appointment.
Contact Information


Scott Hallgren has an extensive list of film, TV, music video, and gaming work as a sound editor, boom operator, and composer, including the Emmy-nominated civil rights documentary "We Shall Not Be Moved: the Nashville Sit-Ins" which also won both a 2011 Silver Telly & Golden CINE Award; the 2007 multiple award-winning "Gracie: diary of a coma patient”; "Sith'd", Best Comedy at the 2006 Comic-con; and the 2017 Bronze Telly winning PBS documentary “Perfect 36: How Women Won The Vote”; and 2020’s “Frank”, which won Best Music at the Independent Horror Movie Awards. 

In a previous life, Scott was a touring and studio musician for artists such as: Donna Summer, Sir Elton John, Aaron Neville, Andrae Crouch, Gloria Estefan, Ricky Skaggs, The Wilkinsons, Eddy Arnold, David Foster, Larry Gatlin, Mindy McReady, Steve Wariner, Marc Antony, Jaimee Paul, and Margaret Becker. He also led the state effort to add film/TV incentives in Tennessee, and for 8 years was a Grammy voter and committee member in the Nashville chapter.

Mr. Hallgren is an AVID Certified Instructor for ProTools, and a Dolby Developer. He has also been selected to be a Design/Innovation Team Member, focusing on surround sound and virtual reality. His classes include: Sound for Picture, Post Production Sound, Music in Film/TV/Games, and Production Fundamentals.

View his IMDb profile.


BA, Music (jazz studies), University of Miami, FL, MMus, Composing for Picture, Seattle Film Institute


University Film and Video Association, Selection Committee for Cleveland Film Festival


  • Silver Medal Winner for Musical Excellence in Film (2011)
  • Winner of a Golden CINE (Documentary Short - 2011)
  • Winner of a 30th Annual Silver Telly (Documentary Short - 2010)