Chase Chandler, composer, is a recent graduate in Vocal Performance and Music Education from Concordia University Irvine, where he received scholarships in both voice and trumpet. Currently he attends Cal State University, Fullerton for his Masters in Music Composition and Theory.
While at Concordia, Chase participated and wrote for many ensembles, varying from classical to jazz. His Senior vocal 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 young composition career, Chase Chandler has already written for large symphonies, full choirs, many chamber ensembles, and has had pieces performed at Saddleback Community College (Mission Viejo), Concordia University (Irvine and Wisconsin), SOKA University (Aliso Viejo), First Church of Christ, Science (Newport), Cal State University (Fullerton), and soon to be Cal State University (Long Beach). Over the past two years, Chase has help organize and direct new music concerts at Concordia University (2014) and SOKA University (2015), and continues to expose Southern Orange County to new music.
Chase was presented with the Alan Mannason Scholarship for Composition in May 2015 and continues to compose everyday. Apart from his compositional skills, he also is able to rehearse and conduct an ensemble, record and produce live performances, or mix and master virtual instruments for DVD-quality sound design and music. His experiences in music give him a well-rounded approach to all his musical endeavors.