"Chase is the best combination of excellent mentor & musician we can imagine."
- Christine, R., student of 6 years
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Chase Chandler (b. 1991) composes with a unique combination of beautiful color-timbres, fearless counterpoint, and organic musical development, drawing inspiration by challenging traditional melodic emphasis with functional dramatic texture and rhythmic integrity.
In recent years, Chandler’s works has been performed nationally and internationally by groups such as the PHACE Ensemble in Vienna, UNICAMP Percussion Ensemble in Sao Paulo, the Eclipse Quartet in Fullerton, CA, as well as the Humboldt Brass Chamber Music Workshop, the Aperture Duo, Divan Consort, and the CSUF Percussion Ensemble. In June 2019, while attending a masterclass hosted by the Vienna Summer Music Festival in Austria, Chandler’s violin solo, Shoreline Avulsion, was selected and performed by Irvine Arditti.
After leading the PSYWE as principal trumpet in 2008 and 2009, winning first place in POSA’s 8th Annual Vocal Competition in 2014, and gaining contemporary conducting and event organization experience through Newgate Chamber Orchestra (his own contemporary chamber group and 501(c)(3), non-profit organization in Southern California from 2016 to 2018), Chase was awarded the Area Award for Graduate Composition at CSUF in 2017. Recent projects include four self-published albums, a 2019 published 330-page SciFi novel, and a 4-movement string quartet entitled, Between the Far Spaces, recorded by Esessions Strings set to release in 2021.
Chase graduated with an AA at Saddleback College, a BM at Concordia University, Irvine, and an MM at Cal State University, Fullerton and currently studies with Dr. Justin Dello Joio, professor at The Juilliard School and faculty Composer-in-Residence at NYU.