Camerata is the flagship choral arts ensemble at California Baptist University. It is an auditioned mixed choir of the most advanced singers within the Collinsworth School of Performing Arts. CBU Camerata performs art music composed for chamber choir, highlighting historic sacred and secular repertoire, contemporary art music, and music from non-Western cultures. Additionally, CBU Camerata performs in conjunction with other choral ensembles to perform in the annual “A CBU Christmas" and extended choral works with orchestra. Participation is by audition only. To schedule an audition, please visit our Next Steps page, contact the CBU School of Performing Arts office by phone at 951-343-4251, or email us at


Professor John Byun
Conductor, Camerata

John Byun received his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of California, Irvine, and his Masters in Choral Conducting from California State University, Long Beach.

He is the director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Riverside City College, where he directs the Chamber Singers and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble. He has been the guest conductor for several district honor choirs, the SCVA Men’s Honor Choir, the Central California Women’s Honor Choir, Texas Honor Choir Region 9, the Clark County, NV Honor Choir, the North Carolina All-State Honor Choir, the Southern Invitational Choral Conference in Mississippi, Tennessee All-State Honor Choir, and the New Mexico All-State honor choir.

The RCC Chamber Singers have performed at the American Choral Directors Association Western Divisional Conference in Tucson 2010, Santa Barbara 2014, and in Salt Lake City 2020. They have also performed at the ACDA National Conference in Chicago 2011, Minnesota 2017, and have been invited to perform at the National Conference in Dallas 2021, and at the NCCO national conference in Fort Collins 2011 and Portland 2015 and at the CASMEC conference in San Jose, CA 2016.

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