Assistant Professor of Voice
Director of Vocal Studies
Hayworth Fine Arts 210
DR. SCOTT R. MACLEOD
Baritone Scott MacLeod has appeared in a variety of venues nationally and abroad, including: Opera North, Utah Festival Opera, Opera Omaha, Central City Opera, Mobile Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Greensboro Opera, Piedmont Opera, Opera on the James, Eastern Music Festival, New York Center for Contemporary Opera, Tucson Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, 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,” Giuseppe in “The Gondoliers,” Count Almaviva in “The Marriage of Figaro,” Gaylord Ravenal in “Show Boat,” Fred/Petruchio in “Kiss Me, Kate,” and Fredrik in “A Little Night Music.” Concert work includes “Requiem” by Mozart, Brahms and Fauré, Handel “Messiah,” Orff “Carmina Burana,” Saint-Seans “Christmas Oratorio,” and Vaughan Williams “Dona Nobis Pacem” and “Five Mystical Songs.” Recent performances include “The Italian Girl in Algiers” with Piedmont Opera, “L’enfance du Christ” with the North Carolina Master Chorale, “Cold Mountain” with North Carolina Opera, several engagements as soloist and narrator with the North Carolina Symphony, and the debut of the J. Mark Scearce song cycle “Keeping Things Whole” in Prague, Czech Republic. He is also chorus master for North Carolina Opera.
MacLeod is Assistant Professor of Voice and co-Director of Vocal Studies in the music department 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 taught “Rock Me, Amadeus” in Salzburg, Vienna, and Prague in Summer 2014. He served as HPU faculty leader for the Prague Institute in spring semester 2015 and is a frequent a guest artist/lecturer in China. He was awarded an honorary faculty post at Shaoguan University (Guangdong, China) in 2017. He holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Florida State University, and Northwestern University.