Dr. Chuck Chandler, tenor, is Director of Undergraduate Vocal Pedagogy and Assistant Professor of Voice at Florida State University, his alma mater. He is a frequent, highly sought after performer and master clinician around the US, and has had international performances in Germany, Austria, Italy, Russia, and Viet Nam. Appearances with NY Lyric Opera, KY Opera, Seven Hills Opera, Converse Opera, the Louisville Philharmonic, the Rome Symphony Orchestra, and the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra as well as in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Teatro Mancinelli in Orvieto, Italy, and the Biltmore Estate represent a few of Chandler’s credits. He has served on the faculty of the Orvieto Musica Festical and Red River Lyric Opera.
He is active in opera, oratorio, and recital work having sung the roles of Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Nanki-Poo in Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado, King Caspar in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, Larry/Matt in The Face on the Barroom Floor, and Emperor Altoum in Puccini’s Turandot. Chandler’s concert repertoire includes the tenor solos in Handel’s Messiah, the DuBois Seven Last Words of Christ, the Stainer Crucifixion, the Mozart Coronation Mass, the Rossini Stabat Mater, the Puccini Gloria, Haydn’s The Creation, the Saint Saëns Christmas Oratorio, and Obadiah in Elijah. With an interest in new music, Chandler has sung the world premier performance of the song cycle, The Time of Singing Has Come, by Jocelyn Hagan, and premiered the role of Spamonti in Sorell Hayes’s opera, Toowhopera.
Chandler’s students have won numerous competitions including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions at National, Regional, and District levels, the Orpheus National Vocal Competition, the NATS Student Auditions, MTNA Chapter, District, and National levels, and the Stephen Foster competition to name a few. His students are actively performing at companies around the US, they earn positions in prestigious summer festivals and young artist programs, and are consistently successful at the next level. An active member of NATS, Chandler also presents at conferences bolstering pedagogical understanding for music educators, voice teachers, and singers on many topics. He will be presenting a session on fitness and singing and a session on the pedagogy of pedagogy at the International Congress of Voice Teachers in Stockholm, Sweden in Summer 2017. He has been a featured performer at the inaugural Women in Music Festival and a featured performer for Graphite Publishing at the NATS National conference. In 2012, Chandler was named winner of the GA NATS Artist Award, and was a NATS Intern. He is cofounder of the ArtSongFinder database, and has been published in the NATS InterNos newsletter.
Having received his undergraduate degree in vocal performance from Florida State University, and his Master’s and Doctoral degrees from University of Kentucky, Chandler also holds certificates of completion in Levels I and II Wicklund Singing Voice Specialist coursework which focuses on working with injured voices as part of their recovery process.