top of page

     Baritone, Chase Côté, is a multi-faceted queer musician whose musical endeavors cover a broad spectrum, including opera, choral performance, instrumental performance, and musical theater. Most recently, Chase appeared as the
Baritone Soloist with Temple University Concert Choir in the fusion oratorio, Considering Matthew Shepard, by Craig Hella Johnson. In this heart-wrenching story of Matthew Shepard's life, Chase portrayed a personified version of the fence which held the battered and bruised body of Matthew all night, as if it were his mother.

     Recent credits include, Junius in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia for Temple University Opera Theater, Grégorio in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette and the Big Bad Wolf in children’s outreach opera, The Ugly Duckling at Seagle Festival, and Chorus in Così fan tutte for Opera DelawareFor Temple Opera's scene programs, Chase has performed principal roles from diverse repertoire. In 2024, Chase sang the role of Charlie in Jake Heggie's Three Decembers and Fredrik Egerman in Sondheim's A Little Night Music. In 2023, he played Figaro in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Pa in Missy Mazzoli’s Proving Up. In 2023, Chase was selected as an Emerging Artist for the esteemed Seagle Festival, the oldest young artist program in the country. This summer, he will make his return to the hill and sing the roles of Tommy Albright in Frederick Loewe's Brigadoon, and Masetto in Mozart's Don Giovanni. Chase received his bachelor's of music in vocal performance from Temple University in 2024.

     Chase has been an active member of many music organizations in his musical career. Since the beginning of his enrollment at Temple University, he has remained an engaged choir singer, participating in the University Chorale Men’s Choir through 2021, then to Concert Choir from 2021-2024. Chase was a selected bass for the Maryland All-State Choir in 2020, and participated in the Carroll County Eisteddfod Choir consecutively from 2017-2020. He was a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society in 2019, and the International Thespian Society in 2018.

     Chase, an avid competitor, has competed in several voice competitions. Most recently, he had the honor of being named a Finalist for the VandarLaan Prize Competition for Opera Grand Rapids. Chase was awarded First Place for the NATS Eastern Region in his category in March 2024. This past spring, Temple University hosted the first and only Undergraduate Vocal Arts competition sponsored by the Schmidt Competition, which Chase was awarded First Place. In 2023, Chase was awarded Second Place for the NSAL Shirley Rabb Winston Competition for the Washington D.C. District, and Second Place for the American Music Talent Competition in the professional category. He has competed in the Schmidt Vocal Competition, in both the High School and Upper Undergraduate level, in 2019 and 2022 respectively. Chase also participated in the NATS competition for the Philadelphia Chapter in 2021, as well as the Eastern Region in 2022, in which he was awarded First Place in his category.

bottom of page