About this Artist
Under the direction of Robert Istad, CAL STATE FULLERTON’S UNIVERSITY SINGERS have become recognized as a premier collegiate vocal ensemble, performing with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, and Andrea Bocelli. The ensemble has toured in Italy, Spain, Germany, Australia, and most recently Eastern Europe. Robert Istad is Director of Choral Studies at California State University, Fullerton. He has prepared choruses for Esa–Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Carl St. Clair and the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Nicholas McGegan and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, as well as conductors Bramwell Tovey, Eric Whitacre, Giancarlo Guerrero, Marin Alsop, George Fenton, John Alexander, William Dehning, John DuPrez, David Lockington, and Mark Manderano. In addition to his role with Cal State Fullerton, Istad is also the Artistic Director of the Long Beach Camerata Singers and Assistant Conductor of the Pacific Chorale.