Elmhurst Choral Union’s Conductor and Artistic Director Scott Uddenberg is a well-known conductor, soloist, chorister, and educator in the Chicago area. He is the founder and director of Elmhurst Choral Union Chamber Singers.
Earlier, he guest conducted ECU in 2014, and first met us as a bass-baritone soloist in 2010.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in choral music education from DePauw, and a master’s degree in vocal performance from DePaul.
Scott is Director of Music at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Schaumburg, and director of its adult choir. He has led that ensemble in collaborations with the Lutheran Choir of Chicago, Kol Tikva Choir, Christus Victor Chancel Choir, Hoffman Estates High School Choir, and a Festival Chorus under the direction of Simon Carrington.
A seasoned performer, Scott has appeared as soloist with Chicago Symphony, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Grant Park Music Festival, Ravinia, and Music of the Baroque. His extensive stage credits include roles at Florentine Opera, Lyric Opera Cleveland, and Chicago Opera Theater.
As a longtime member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and Grant Park Chorus, Scott has worked with many of the world’s finest choral conductors including Margaret Hillis, Thomas Peck, Donald Palumbo, Christopher Bell, David Randolph, Sir David Willcocks, and Duain Wolfe.
Scott serves on the voice faculty at Elmhurst College. He has co-directed and music-directed many productions at the college’s Mill Theater.
He is a member of American Choral Directors Association, National Association of the Teachers of Singing, American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, and Choristers Guild. He is also a member of the American Guild of Musical Artists and serves as delegate for the Chicago Symphony Chorus.
Scott’s photo is courtesy of Imagineering Studios.