B.M.E: Music Education Voice, (K-12 certification) Westminster Choir College, Rider University
M.M.: Music Education, Westminster Choir College, Rider University
Christine Bass conducts the Temple University Women’s Chorus and serves as an Assistant Professor of Music Education. Prior to her appointment at Temple, Bass served for 22 years as Director of Choral Activities at Cherry Hill High School West, Cherry Hill, NJ where her program grew from 60 to over 320 students in seven choirs. Her ensembles have performed at multiple American Choral Directors Association and Music Educators National Conference (now NAfME) national and regional conventions, as well as throughout Europe. They have sung under the baton of Alan Gilbert, Julius Rudel, and Rossen Milanov, and have collaborated with Philadelphia’s Singing City Chorus and the Newark Boys Choir. Her men’s a cappella group, Men of Note won three consecutive National Championships for Best of High School A Cappella at Lincoln Center.
Bass studied conducting under Robert Simpson, Elaine Brown, Andrew Megill and Joseph Flummerfelt and was a member of the Westminster Choir. She received the distinguished Alumni Merit Award and the Alumni Ambassador Award from Westminster. She was named New Jersey MENC Master Music Teacher and received the Governor’s Award in Arts Education. She has conducted several all-state choirs as well as numerous district and regional choirs. As an adjudicator and clinician she presents workshops for NAfME and the American Choral Director’s Association across the country. In 2009 Bass was honored to conduct the ACDA National High School Honors Choir in Oklahoma City.
Bass has two educational DVDs published with the Hal Leonard Corporation, 'Vocal Transformation' on vocal technique and 'Where The Boys Are' on recruiting, engaging, and maintaining young men in the choir. She is currently working on her third educational project; 'Front-Loading Your Repertoire', which should be released in early 2016 on Hal Leonard. She has published articles in Choral Journal and Choral Director’s Magazine. She has served on the NJ ACDA Board as Repertoire & Standards chair for men’s choirs.