Joel Chapman is a conductor, bass-baritone, and songwriter in the Bay Area. He sings professionally with Volti, an SF-based ensemble that performs and animates completely new works, as well as Endersnight, a choir specializing in Renaissance music. A sought-after low bass, Joel has been made appearances with groups peppered throughout the Bay Area, including the San Mateo Masterworks Chorale, Convivium, California Bach Society, and Stanford Chamber Chorale. A composer and songwriter, Joel is co-creator of Gravity, a new musical most recently seen at the 2016 TheatreWorks New Works Festival in Palo Alto. Joel is a graduate of Stanford University, where he received his B.A. in Music with honors with focus in vocal performance and conducting. Joel studied with Gregory Wait, Laura Dahl, and Stephen Sano. Joel later received his M.A. in Music, Science, and Technology from Stanford at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), where he studied digital signal processing,recording technologies, and specialized in sound design.