Constance Chase

Style: Classical
Bio:

CONSTANCE CHASE

Constance Chase is an adjunct professor in applied voice at Western Connecticut State University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts. Her private voice students are state and national award winners of NATS, MTNA and NFAA competitions. A lyric soprano and accomplished soloist in recital and chamber works in the U.S. and Germany, Ms. Chase also performs as a professional choral artist, most recently at Lincoln Center under the batons of Gerard Schwarz, Louis Langree, Nicholas McGegan, and Jane Glover. She is co-author with the late Shirlee Emmons of Prescriptions for Choral Excellence, Oxford University Press (2006). She presents workshops and master classes for NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), ACDA (American Choral Directors Association), AGO (American Guild of Organists), and currently serves as Governor, Connecticut District, NATS. Director of the West Point Glee Club since 1999, Ms. Chase has directed the renowned college choir in performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Tanglewood, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, conducted national concert tours, and multiple recordings, including Mansions of the Lord for the closing credits of the Paramount feature film, We Were Soldiers; the CD/DVD Stand Ye Steady; a PBS live concert production with pianist Marina Arsenijevic and the West Point Band entitled Marina at West Point; and the song ‘Til the Last Shot’s Fired, with country artist Trace Adkins, which they performed live with Mr. Adkins at the 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards show in Las Vegas. Under her preparation, the Glee Club garnered critical praise from the New York Times for its “robust and well-prepared singing” in a 2008 Carnegie Hall performance with the Opera Orchestra of New York, Eve Queler, Director, of the Rimsky-Korsakov opera, The Tsar’s Bride. Ms. Chase is the Artistic Director of the Connecticut Chamber Choir. Under her direction since 2008, recent seasons included the ensemble’s 2015 U.S. premiere of Donald Fraser's stunning arrangement for chamber choir and strings of Elgar's Sea Pictures, its 2015 performance at the inaugural ChoralFestUSA at Symphony Space, its 2011 New York City debut at St. Patrick’s Cathedral’s annual A City Singing at Christmas; concert performances of J.S. Bach’s Magnificat, Haydn’s Paukenmesse and Lord Nelson Mass, the Fauré and Duruflé Requiems, Bernstein’s MASS; and programs of chamber choir repertoire spanning the sixteenth to twenty-first centuries. Ms. Chase holds the B.M., magna cum laude, from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Zertifikat from Goethe Institut, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany, and the M.A. in Voice Performance from Hunter College—City University of New York, where she was awarded the Agnes M. Duffy Prize. She is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda.

Voice Type: Soprano
Music Styles Taught: Classical
Availability: I am available as a performer; I have a wait-list for private lessons; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I accept students through a college or university program

Contact Information

Studio

67 Sunnycrest Road
Trumbull, CT
USA 06611-4468

TEL: 12035268835

E-mail: connie.chase@westpoint.edu

Vcard: import to my address book

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