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Christine Bass Biography

Christine Bass

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Christine Bass is a distinguished choral director, guest conductor, and clinician, and the Choral Director for the Women's Choir at Temple University. A teacher for almost three decades, she has presented workshops on vocal technique, recruiting male singers, and differentiated instruction for NJEA, NJMEA and ACDA (American Choral Director's Association) high schools and universities. She was named New Jersey MENC Master Music Teacher and received the Governor's Award in Arts Education. She conducted All South Jersey Chorus, New Jersey All State Chorus and in 2009 Christine was honored to conduct the ACDA All National High School Honors Choir in Oklahoma City, and in 2010 South Carolina All-State Women's Chorus. She has served on the NJACDA Board as the Repertoire & Standards Chair for Male Choirs. Christine has been selected for Who's Who of American Teachers and Who's Who of American Women. She was featured in the September 2007 edition of "Choral Director" magazine. Christine currently has a vocal technique DVD, Vocal Transformation, published by Hal Leonard.

Her top choir, West Singers, performed at the 1999, 2003, and 2005 ACDA National Conventions and the 2001 MENC and 2004 ACDA Eastern Division Conventions. They have sung under the baton of Allen Gilbert, Julius Rudel, Rossen Milanov, with Philadelphia's Singing City Chorus and the Newark Boys Choir. Men of Note, her men's a cappella group, won the Best of High School A Cappella National Championships in 2006, 2007, and 2008.