Scott Uddenberg has been on the Elmhurst University faculty since 2004. In addition to his responsibilities as a vocal instructor, he also teaches diction, vocal literature, history of musical theater, and serves as the theatre department’s music director. He has directed Elmhurst theatre productions Quilters, Sweeney Todd, Carousel, The Three Penny Opera, Sweet Charity, Guys and Dolls, and Pippin.
Uddenberg has an active regional performing career, having recently appeared as a soloist in the Brahms Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, the Mozart Requiem, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Haydn’s Creation as well as his regular appearances with the Grammy-winning Chicago Symphony Chorus and Grant Park Chorus.
He has made solo appearances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at both Orchestra Hall and Ravinia Festival and sung roles at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He has sung as a member of the Lyric Opera Chorus and appeared with Music of the Baroque.
In addition, he has sung roles with Lyric Opera Cleveland, Florentine Opera, Muddy River Opera and Chicago Opera Theater. Uddenberg has performed roles in Don Giovanni, Magic Flute, Tosca, Rigoletto, The Mikado, and Falstaff. His additional concert appearances include the Fauré Requiem, Mozart’s Coronation Mass in C and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.
Uddenberg also has served as director of music at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Schaumburg, Illinois, since 2003. There he is responsible for planning worship services and special programs, directing the Adult, Handbell and Children’s choirs, conducting instrumental ensembles, and supervising guest performances, workshops and other musical activities.
He has memberships in National Association of the Teachers of Singing, American Choral Directors Association, American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, and Choristers Guild. He is a member of the American Guild of Musical Artists and has served on committees at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Opera Theater, Grant Park Music Festival and is currently serving as delegate of the Chicago Symphony Chorus.