Dr. Scott Sandberg serves as Assistant Professor of Clarinet/Saxophone—Coordinator of Woodwinds at the University of North Dakota and maintains an active schedule as a performer, clinician, and adjudicator. Internationally, he premiered two pieces at the World Saxophone Congress in Scotland and has also performed in Canada, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Norway. He has performed at numerous North American Saxophone Alliance conferences across the United States as well as with ensembles such as the Dallas Wind Symphony, Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra, Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, Waverly Community Orchestra, Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Slingers, Royal Klobasneks, and Dick King Classic Swing Band.
Before arriving at the University of North Dakota, Sandberg taught saxophone and clarinet and directed the "Blue Crew" pep band as Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Mary from 2012-2015. From 2010-2012 Sandberg resided in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex where he was the Director of the Wind Ensemble at the University of Texas at Dallas, Director of Orchestra at Lamb of God Lutheran Church, and Instructor of Saxophone for the Flower Mound ISD, Allen ISD, and Richardson ISD. He has also held the positions of Instructor of Woodwinds at the Marion Music Academy in Marion, Iowa; Instructor of Saxophone at the Bloomingdale School of Music in New York, New York; Instructor of Woodwinds at Wright Music Studios in Port Washington, New York; and Instructor of Jazz at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.
Sandberg has presented clinics at the North Dakota Music Educators Association, the Northeast Texas Saxophone Symposium, Texas Christian University, and numerous high schools. His work as an adjudicator has included NASA collegiate and high school competitions, MTNA, North Dakota All-State, and numerous solo and ensemble contests for the North Dakota High School Activities Association, the Texas Music Educators Association, and the New York State School Music Association. He has taught at International Music Camp in the summer since 2013.
A native of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Sandberg is thrilled to return to his hometown and to teach at the University of North Dakota, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree in music education. He received his Master of Arts and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in saxophone performance from The University of Iowa as a student of Dr. Kenneth Tse.
Sandberg is a Selmer Paris and Conn-Selmer Endorsing Artist.
Bachelor of Music in Music Education - University of North Dakota
Master of Arts in Saxophone Performance - The University of Iowa
Doctor of Musical Arts in Saxophone Performance - The University of Iowa