As a baritone, John Uehlein, had a 20+ year career in the New York and regional singing scene. Among his many credits included are seventeen years with the NYCOpera chorus, numerous appearances with Opera Orchestra of New York Chorus, The New York Philharmonic and Mostly Mozart Festival. mAs a solo singer, he appeared with the American Chamber Opera Company in Peronelle, Trouble in Tahiti, Three Mimes, and Mighty Casey at the Bat as well as with American Symphony Orchestra as Konecny in Osud and Maly vesen in From the House of the Dead, both by Janacek at The Bard Music Festival and Avery Fisher Hall. He has appeared several times with the Downtown Symphony Orchestra as Marullo in Rigoletto, Falstaff in Falstaff, and singing the baritone solos in Faure’s Requiem.
In the early 90’s Maestro Uehlein started working for the Archdiocese of New York as a Director of Music first for St. John the Evangelist at 1011 First Avenue (1993-95) and then at the Actor’s Chapel at W. 49th and Broadway, St. Malachy’s (1995-99). Since 2000, John has been the Director of Music Ministries at the Church of St. Francis Xavier in Chelsea, a Jesuit Apostolate, part of the North-east Province of Jesuit America. In this capacity, the Kappelmeister overseas directly or in-directly all of the ensembles at SFX: The Choir, The Campanologists (bell choir), The Xavier Players and Schola (assisted by the Assistant Director of Music) and the Family Faith Choir which is directed by the assistant Director of Music, Jacqueline C. Perez.
As a composer, many of John’s offerings for the Church of St. Francis Xavier are done regularly including: The Mass of Acceptance, Mercy, When the Storm is Passing Over, Today is the Day and many more.
MA in composition
Manhattan School of Music
MM in vocal performance
Cincinnati College of Music
Double major in composition and conducting