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Chuck Chandler

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  • Assistant Professor
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  • Voice and Opera
  • Vocal Area Coordinator


Award winning teacher and established authority in fitness training and the singing voice, pedagogue Dr. Chuck Chandler is a highly sought after presenter, master clinician, and consultant. His students have performance credits at the Metropolitan Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Atlanta Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Santa Fe Opera among others. He has presented sessions at conferences in the United States and abroad, including The Pedagogy of Pedagogy as well as Fitness Training and the Singing Voice at the 2017 International Congress of Voice Teachers in Stockholm, Sweden. His article “Modern Opera and Film” was published in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Journal of Singing in March 2019. Chandler has given pedagogical workshops and led round table discussions on topics including the use of Voce Vista which offers real-time spectrogram analysis in the studio, teaching male voices, the use of progressive vocalise, and many others throughout the United States. Further, his presence as an adjudicator for competitions and as an in-demand master clinician nationwide is strong.  

As a performer, Chuck Chandler has sung world premieres of operatic roles and art song cycles, and garnered acclaim as a tenor soloist in the performance of such concert works as Uriel in Haydn’s The Creation, Obadiah in Mendelssohn’s Elijah, the tenor soloist in Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Bach Cantata # 61, John Stainer’s Crucifixion, the Du Bois Seven Last Words of Christ, and the Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio to name a few. His operatic roles have included Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Nanki-Poo in The Mikado, Emperor Altoum in Turandot, King Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors, and many others. He is a frequent recitalist throughout the United States and has appeared at venues such as the Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Scorca Recital Hall at Opera America. Chandler makes regular appearances at the Festival of Music by Women Composers, the National Association of Teachers of Singing national conferences, and continues serving on the faculty at the young artist training program of Red River Lyric Opera since 2016. Additionally, Chandler has taught at the Orvieto Musica Festival as guest artist faculty. He holds a doctorate in vocal performance from University of Kentucky, and has completed levels I and II Singing Voice Specialist training.