David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences

Scott MacLeod

Scott MacLeodAssistant Professor of Voice
Director of Vocal Studies
(336) 841-9557
Hayworth Fine Arts 114


Scott MacLeod maintains an active musical career as a singer, conductor, director, and teacher. He has appeared as a soloist in a variety of national and international venues, including Opera North, Utah Festival Opera, Opera Omaha, Central City Opera, Mobile Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera on the James, Eastern Music Festival, the Tucson Symphony, the North Carolina Symphony, the National Symphony of Costa Rica, and Carnegie Hall.

His performances have spanned classical and musical theatre genres. Notable roles include the title characters in Don Giovanni and Gianni Schicchi, Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro, Gaylord Ravenal in Show Boat, Fred/Petruchio in Kiss Me, Kate, and Frederik in A Little Night Music. Concert work includes Requiem by Brahms, Mozart, and Fauré, Handel Messiah, Orff Carmina Burana, and Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs and Dona Nobis Pacem. In 2017 he performed Taddeo in L’Italiana in Algeri with Piedmont Opera, Le Dancaïre in Carmen with Greensboro Opera, the Toe Tapping Pops tour and The Polar Express with the North Carolina Symphony, the Fox 8/Old Dominion Holiday Triad Concert with the Winston-Salem Symphony, Pangle and Monroe in the North Carolina debut of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain (based on the Charles Frazier novel), and a solo recital of original compositions by J. Mark Scearce at the historic Municipal House in Prague. 2018 performances include Marullo in Rigoletto with North Carolina Opera, a Rodgers and Hammerstein concert with North Carolina Symphony at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, solos in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy conducted by Anton Armstrong, and a workshop performance of Scott Wheeler’s Sorrows of Frederick with the New York City Center for Contemporary Opera.

Dr. MacLeod is Assistant Professor of Voice at High Point University, where he provides individual voice training, teaches opera and musical theatre techniques, and serves as music director for HPU opera and musical theatre productions. He has led several student performance tours in Costa Rica as part of the Centro Cultural Costarricense/Norteamericano “Promising Artists of the 21st Century” program, and was HPU faculty leader for the Prague Institute in spring semester 2015. He spent two summers as a guest artist/lecturer in China and was awarded an honorary faculty post at Shaoguan University (Guangdong, China) in 2017. He also serves as chorus master for North Carolina Opera. He holds degrees from Northwestern University, Florida State University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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