DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS
Uday Singh (1998) is an emerging saxophonist and educator hailing from San Francisco, California. Uday’s performing calendar has taken him to a diverse selection of venues throughout Europe and the US. He has also been a prizewinner in numerous competitions, including 1st prize in the 2019 Empire State Solo Competition, 1st prize in the 2019 198th Army Band Solo Competition, and an appearance in the semifinal round of the 2020 North American Saxophone Alliance Collegiate Solo Competition.
Uday is the soprano saxophonist of the award winning Scio Quartet, founded at the Eastman School of Music in 2016. Scio focuses on presenting new music to new audiences, and has developed a strong reputation for being able to inspire conversations about music and the saxophone with previously unfamiliar listeners. With the quartet Uday has performed across the United States at a variety of community focused locales, such as senior centers, libraries, schools, and hospitals. Notably, Uday performed with Scio as a featured ensemble in the Terrace Theater at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.. The Scio Quartet received 1st prize in the 2017 198th Army Band Solo Competition and the 2019 Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition. Most recently the quartet was awarded the Bronze Medal in the 2020 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
Uday completed his bachelor’s degree at the Eastman School of Music with Professor Chien-Kwan Lin. At Eastman Uday performed regularly with the Eastman Wind Ensemble, the Eastman Jazz Lab Band, and the Eastman Saxophone Project, in addition to appearing on the Dean’s List for six semesters and studying a variety of additional subjects from film studies to Turkish history. Uday has also worked with many other renowned saxophonists, including Dr. Frederick L. Hemke, Vincent David, and SFC Douglas O’Connor, among others. Recently Uday completed a Masters in Music Performance degree with Professor Lars Mlekusch at the Zurich University for the Arts (ZHdK) as the recipient of a Fulbright Grant and a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship. Currently Uday is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree with Dr. Chien-Kwan Lin at Eastman, while also serving as a saxophone mentor for Rochester New Horizons and a teaching assistant for the Eastman Community Music School.