The UCLA Chamber Singers, a 32-40 voiced mixed-choir, represents the highest level of ensemble singing. The ensemble has been conducted by choral luminaries including Roger Wagner, Donn Weiss, Donald Neuen and now Dr. James K. Bass. At UCLA, the choir routinely presents performances representing the entire spectrum of choral literature on campus and in the community. The choir annually performs with UCLA Philharmonia in presentations of major choral orchestral works in the historic on-campus venue Royce Hall. The ensemble has collaborated with other nationally recognized arts groups, including the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Minneapolis Guitar Quartet, Seraphic Fire, and the touring production of Distant Worlds, the music of Final Fantasy. Additionally, Chamber Singers often participate in the performing and recording premieres of new works such as Richard Danielpour’s The Passion of Yeshua, recorded by Naxos Records.
*Students must be at advanced level to participate.
Monday & Wednesday
3:00 – 4:50 p.m.
Choral room, 1325 Schoenberg Hall.
*Additional rehearsal time may be required.
Chamber Singers is a 2 unit course, listed on URSA at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Students may enroll in two sections per term; total of 12 units may be applied toward degree requirements.
Undergradate: Music C185B, section 1
Graduate: Music C480B, section 1
Dr. James K. Bass, three-time GRAMMY®-nominated singer and conductor, is the Director of Choral Studies in the Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA and the Associate Conductor for the professional choir Seraphic Fire. He was previously on the faculty at Western Michigan University and the University of South Florida in Tampa and served as the Artistic Director of the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay: the official chorus of the Florida Orchestra. Bass received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Miami–Florida, where he was a doctoral fellow, Master of Music and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of South Florida and is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy.