Choral music has long been an important part of the Northridge campus. Students graduating from this area have gone on to impressive careers including solo singing, opera, music administration, conducting, and teaching. Each year the choral area sponsors a choral festival featuring the top high school and college choral groups in the state.
Choral ensembles on the California State University, Northridge campus have distinguished themselves for more than 30 years with excellent performances at state and national festivals and conferences, as well as featured performances throughout Europe and Russia. Students performing in the three choral ensembles are provided a solid foundation in choral education, and are exposed to the wide array of musical genres.
Katherine Ramos Baker
Director of Women's Chorale & University Chorus
Paul A. Smith
Director of Choral activities, Director of Northridge Singers and Chamber Singers
A graduate of Chapman University, and the University of Southern California, he has performed as singer with "Roger Wagner Chorale" and has served as Associate Director of the Famed "Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers". His own ensemble has appeared in concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Hollywood Orchestras. During the 1998 summer season, the Paul Smith Singers will appear in concert with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, John Mauceri conducting. He is in constant demand as an adjudicator and clinician.
Professor Smith is also co-organizer of a national choral workshop to be held during the summer of 98 on the Northridge campus featuring the nations top choral authorities.
Director of Jazz Vocal Ensemble [Epicenter]