Dr. Scott Sandberg serves as Assistant Professor of Clarinet/Saxophone--Coordinator of Woodwinds at the University of North Dakota. He is an active performer, adjudicator, and clinician; recent events include a tour to China, premiering two pieces at the World Saxophone Congress in Scotland, performing concerts in Norway, performing and presenting a workshop at the Northeast Texas Saxophone Symposium (Texas A&M University-Commerce), teaching a masterclass at Texas Christian University, adjudicating numerous woodwind events, and performing with the Dallas Wind Symphony.
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.
He has performed professionally with the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra, Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, Waverly Community Orchestra, Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Slingers, Royal Klobasneks, Dick King Classic Swing Band, and various pit orchestras. International concerts include performances in Canada, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Norway. He has performed at conferences of the North American Saxophone Alliance in Illinois, Arizona, Texas, Georgia, Missouri, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Iowa, and Connecticut.
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.