Chase began his vocal career at Saddleback Community College under the guidance of Dr. Scott Farthing and performed the lead role, Nemorino, in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore. Chase then graduated with his B.A. in Vocal Performance & Music Education from Concordia University, Irvine after studying voice with the renowned vocalist, Diane Elias.
Chase had the opportunity to perform in CUI’s primary choral program as first tenor and perform lead roles in their opera scenes program (including the entire role of the prince in Warren Martin’s The True Story of Cinderella). He then received his M.A. in Music Composition from California State University, Fullerton (studying with Dr. Ken Walicki), while also performing lead roles in the CSUF Opera Scenes two years in a row (performing such roles as Roméo in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette and Prince Ramiro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola).
- Tenor soloist in Messiah by Handel (Orange, Dec. 13th, 2017 – full)
- Prince Ramiro in La Cenerentola by Rossini (CSUF, Fall 2016 – opera scene)
- Roméo in Roméo et Juliette by Gounod (CSUF, Nov 5th to 7th, 2015 – opera scene)
- The Prince in The True Story of Cinderella by Warren Martin (CUI, April 2014 – opera scene)
- Soloist for CUI’s Choir & Orchestra Christmas Concert “In the Bleak Midwinter” (Dec 2013)
- Sam Kaplan in Street Scene by Kurt Weill (CUI, April 2013 – opera scene)
- Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert & Sullivan (CUI, Spring 2013 – opera scene)
- Nemorino in D’Elixir D’amore by Donizetti (Saddleback, March 2013 – full opera)
- Alfredo in La Traviata by Donizetti (Saddleback, May 2012 – opera scenes)
For three years Chase Chandler has been a cantor at Mission Basilica San Juan, the vocal soloist at the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Newport Beach, and was a vocal soloist at the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Laguna Niguel for a year and a half (stopping in 2017).
Chase finished writing an original opera entitled, Reverie, late May of 2017 and continues to focus most of his time on composition after receiving his Masters in Music Composition (2017). Recently in 2019, he had the opportunity to participate in a summer composition program in Vienna, Austria. Click here to read more about his composition career.
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