C3LA has no artistic or executive director—rather, it is collectively run by its members: highly-trained new-music singers who also perform with L.A. Master Chorale, L.A. Opera Chorus, De angelis Vocal Ensemble, and other professional ensembles. Many of the singers are also conductors and/or composers. 40-50% of each concert is written by members of the ensemble and each piece is conducted by a different ensemble member.

Modeled after the highly-successful C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective of New York City (and including multiple alumni of the group), C3LA is a unique ensemble dedicated to performing outstanding new choral music; providing a venue for multi-talented singer-composers and singer-conductors to collaborate; and challenging the traditional hierarchical model of our choruses and orchestras.