As an award-winning vocalist and multi-instrumentalists, Chase Chandler’s education and musical experiences have led him to pursue music composition as his main passion. He recently studied in Vienna, Austria with the 2019 Vienna Summer Music Program where is chamber piece, “Restitution,” premiered (click here to read more). Since arriving back, Chase has been working on an orchestral piece as part of his doctorate application while studying with Dr. Justin Dello Joio, composer in residence at New York University and professor of orchestration at The Juilliard School of Music.
Chase Chandler recently graduated with his M.A. in Music Composition from California State University, Fullerton (under Dr. Ken Walicki) and was also the founder, director, and primary composer of Newgate Music & Arts when it operated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit from Jan. 2016 to Jan. 2018.
With his well-rounded performance training in jazz piano, classical voice, and jazz/classical trumpet, Chase offers a uniquely creative approach to music creation. From string quartets to choral works, brass quintets to chamber ensembles pieces, Chase’s music has been performed in master classes and concerts by ensembles such as Eclipse Quartet, Aperture Duo, Divan Consort, Concordia University, Irvine, PHACE, Newgate, Cinque, and others.
*Recently, Chase has produced, mixed, and released a few commercial albums apart from contemporary concert music. His recent popular songwriting album released on March 1, 2019, entitled, “Miles & Miles” (written, recorded, and produced by Chase), is gaining traction on Spotify and other streaming services. The previous album he produced entitled, “Once Hidden,” commissioned by Leila Amani, was specifically written to help positively influence chakras and has been described as one of the most effective albums in aiding Reiki healing.
**As an instrumental and choral conductor, Chase loves to be involved in the entire process of concert music and enjoys conducting his own pieces as well as other new works (and is even an assistant conductor at Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano). Please contact him if you’re interested in hiring a new music conductor.
***While new music and contemporary performance is his passion, Chase also produces commercial music on the side for films, podcasts, games, etc. His purchasable catalogue of over 40 unique and varying tracks can be found on Pond5: click here to view his Pond5 collection.
- A musical work composed during Chase’s studies at CSUF under Dr. Ken Walicki
- Performed by Newgate Orchestra in 2016 and conducted by Chase Chandler
Here are a few examples of music production pieces:
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