About Us

Music Director, Scott Hochstetler
Music Director Emeritus, David A. Seitz

Read more about Scott Hochstetler, David Seitz, and other personnel. 

St. Joseph Valley Camerata is a professional chamber ensemble, specializing in music from the Renaissance through the Modern period.


St. Joseph Valley Camerata began in 1975 as Camerata Singers of Elkhart (Indiana). Music director David Seitz and singing friends, sensing opportunity for a new community chamber choir, formed the thirty-voice ensemble with its first performance at Elkhart Memorial High School in December of that year. The group obtained not-for-profit status in 1977. Christine Larson Seitz has served as the Camerata's accompanist since 1978. David Seitz retired as music director in 2010, and since then Scott Hochstetler has filled that position.

In 2003 Camerata Singers reorganized as St. Joseph Valley Camerata. The group concentrates on choral literature from the Renaissance through the Modern period. St. Joseph Valley Camerata's mission is to strive for the highest level in the performance of choral chamber music. Seeking to make participation by busy qualified singers manageable, approximately ten rehearsals are scheduled before fall and spring concerts annually.