​composer & vocalist

     One of Chase’s fondest memories during his two years as principal trumpet for the Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble was standing tall for his trumpet solo in Paris Sketches by Ellerby at the Henry and Renee Segerstrom Concert Hall. Another and more recent memory was on an Italy tour with the Concordia Choir, where Chase received applause from a gathered crowd after he sang Il mio tesoro in Florence’s Piazza della Signoria where Michelangelo’s statue of David originally stood. A celebration of gelato proceeded directly afterward!

     Chase Chandler, tenor, is a recent graduate in Vocal Performance and Music Education from Concordia University Irvine, where he received scholarships in both voice and trumpet. While at Concordia, Chase participated in many ensembles, varying from classical to jazz. His Senior Recital was the first to be awarded “Highest Merit” by the music faculty, receiving perfect scores in all areas: expressiveness, style, performance execution and technique. The day after his recital, Chase won First Place at the Follman-Young Foundation for the Arts and Professional Opera Singer’s

Association’s 8th Annual Vocal Competition that was held at Chapman University.

     In his budding career, Chase Chandler has already performed the role of Nemorino in The Elixir of Love and The Prince in The True Story of Cinderella. He has performed the tenor solos in Handel’s Messiah and has participated in opera scenes including Sam Kaplan in Street Scene and Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance. His performance experience grows every Sunday when he sings with the Mission Basilica San Juan’s Mixed Ensemble. Chase continues to perform around Orange County, most recently at the Red Hill Lutheran church.

     Apart from his vocal career pursuits, Chase continues to compose. One of his orchestral compositions debuted in 2014 during Concordia University Irvine’s Sinfonietta’s Wisconsin tour. With co-founder Ben Hunter, Chase formed a new music ensemble, the Chamber Music Collective, where they explore unconventional combinations of sounds including harp, organ, piano, clarinet, voice, double reed instruments, trumpet, and SATB voice.