Nazareth College Wind Symphony Music Director
Instrumental Coordinator: Wind and Brass
Faculty Brass Quintet
Introduction to Conducting
Supervise Student Teacher
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, DMA
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, MM
University of Colorado, Boulder – BME, BM
Dr. Jared Chase came to Nazareth College in 2012. At Nazareth College Dr. Chase directs the wind symphony, teaches courses in conducting and brass methods, coordinates the instrumental department and performs in the Wilmot Brass Quintet. Before coming to Nazareth, Dr. Chase was the Director of Bands and Chair of the Department of Music at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas where he directed the Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Pep Band and taught trumpet as well as courses in instrumental music and conducting.
Dr. Chase received his MM in trumpet performance and DMA in wind conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) where he studied conducting with Terence Milligan and Rodney Winther as well as trumpet with Alan Seibert, Kim Pensyl, and Phil Collins (former principal trumpet of the Cincinnati Symphony). While at CCM, Dr. Chase conducted on numerous concerts with the CCM Chamber Players, Wind Symphony, Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds and Brass Choir. He also served as music director of the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble, and music director of First Presbyterian Church of Fort Thomas, Kentucky. He founded the Seven Hills Brass (a professional brass ensemble) which was invited to perform for the opening ceremony of the 14th International WASBE (World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles) Conference in 2009. He has guest conducted the United States Military Academy “West Point” Band, the United States Coast Guard Band, and the Salina Symphony. In addition, he also enjoys conducting musical theatre and recently led performances of the musicals Annie, Company, Willy Wonka, White Christmas, and Cabaret.
He was awarded a Burmeister grant to present research on the wind music of Gustav Mahler at the College Band Directors National Association Southwest Conference. He won the Garrett award at Bethany College for a presentation of his critical edition Le Bal de Béatrice d’Este at the College Band Directors National Conference. This edition is currently being performed by colleges, universities, and professional orchestras around the country.
Also an accomplished trumpet player, Dr. Chase studied music education and trumpet performance with Terry Sawchuk at the University of Colorado, Boulder. At home in solo, commercial, and classical idioms, he has performed as principal trumpet of the nationally acclaimed CCM Chamber Players as well as the Wind Symphony and Philharmonia Orchestra and as a member of the Cincinnati Brass Quintet. He continues to be an active freelance performer and has performed with the Boulder Broadway Company, Colorado Light Opera, the Boulder Dinner Theatre, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic Concert Band, Springfield Symphony, Blue Ash Symphony, Kentucky Symphony, Lima Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble, the Dayton Bach Society, Salina Symphony, Hutchinson Symphony, and as first call with the Wichita Symphony.
In the fall of 2013 Dr. Chase was also a Visiting Professor of Ensemble and Conducting at the Eastman School of Music where he will conduct the Eastman Wind Orchestra. Dr. Chase has also taught courses at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Bethany College, Sinclair Community College, Central State University and grades 4-12 band and choir in the public schools of Ohio and Colorado and is in demand as a conductor and adjudicator.