Daniel Paulson

Professor of Voice & Choral Music

Professor Paulson, holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Voice Performance from Sacramento State University, and a Masters of Music Degree in Choral Conducting from California State University, Los Angeles. He has been a featured conductor on the International Festival of New American Music in Sacramento, CA, the Old First Concert Series in San Francisco, CA, and the American Choral Directors Association’s 2011 National Convention in Chicago, IL. He is a student of Dr. William Belan, Professor Emeritus of Choral Studies at California State University, Los Angeles, and Donald Brinegar, Director of Choral Studies at Pasadena City College and Adjunct Professor of Graduate Choral Conducting at the University of Southern California. His extended education includes studying early music with the Western Wind Ensemble, the King’s Singers, and at the 2013 American Bach Soloist’s Summer Academy. He has been a two-time guest presenter for the Los Rios Community College District “INNOVATE” Technology Summit, working with educators on the use of the IPad in the classroom, was a featured presenter at the Sacramento TEDx Conference, and he spent this past summer teaching Choral/Vocal music at several Conservatories and University in Costa Rica. He is Professor of Voice and Choral Music at Sacramento City College, is a resident artist with the Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, and serves as Founder & Music Director for Vox Musica (www.VoxMusica.net).

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday
10:30 am – 12:00 noon

Office Contact

Vocal/ Choral Courses


Beginning Voice Class
(1-2 Units)

This course is a study of the fundamentals of voice production and vocal function. Students learn about key vocal concepts that help them sing with coordination and efficiency. Students get the chance to work in groups and individual vocal coachings both in a safe and supportive environment. Upon completion of this course, the student will have a basic knowledge of how the voice works, will learn how to improve their vocal abilities and will be able to perform three solos in class.

MUIVI 330/325
Intermediate & Advanced Voice Class
(2 Units)

This course is designed for the intermediate/advanced voice students and offers a more focused study of voice production, vocal function, and vocal repertoire. Students learn about more about how the voice works, how to sing in different languages, and how to perform in multiple genre’s and musical styles. Students get the chance to work in groups and individual vocal coachings both in a safe and supportive environment. All students will perform as soloists in class and in vocal recitals open to the public.


MUP 355
College Choir – #COLLEGECHOIR
(2 Units)

This choral performance ensemble is our largest vocal ensemble. It is designed for the music student or the general student interested in developing or learning how to sing in choral ensembles. The course includes rehearsal and performance of choral music covering a wide variety of styles. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the ability to read, sing, and interpret choral music from different genres and historical periods.

MUP 402
Vocal Ensemble – VOCALe
(2 Units)

This vocal ensemble is an auditioned chamber-sized choral ensemble. This course is designed for the student who has choral experience and/or the ability to read music notation. The ensemble focuses its time on learning the inner workings of ensemble singing through the study, rehearsing, and performance of small ensemble choral literature. The Vocal Ensemble will represent Sacramento City College through on and off campus performances and workshops.