Charles E. Bass Sr received his degree in music education from Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. where he studied voice with Dr. Eugene Simpson. Mr. Bass is a 34 year retired choral/vocal teacher, In 1998 he was selected as the South Jersey Junior High conductor and the Senior High Director in 2006. He has had songs commissioned for the South Jersey Elementary Chorus Festival and has written music for the Junior High Chorus Festival and numerous New Jersey schools. He was named teacher of the year in 1999 and received the 1999 Atlantic County Governor’s Teacher Recognition Award. He is also the recipient of the 2000 NJMEA Governor’s Award for Music.

An Absegami High School graduate, he was inducted into the school’s Wall of Fame in 2004. Bass has performed on, written and arranged more than 30 professional recordings and musicals. He has performed at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center as a soloist with the Jubilate Deo Chorale & Orchestra. He has also performed with the Rowan Chamber Choir and the Mormon Tabernacle choir under the direction of renowned composer Jester Hairston.

Mr. Bass is currently the choir director at the Perfecting Church in Washington Township.

He resides in Sicklerville with his wife, Reneé, and his son Charles Jr.