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Originally located in Arlington, TX, Chase moved to Abilene, TX in 2003 to study music composition and theory at Hardin-Simmons University. Having formally only worked under other efforts as a hired gun, it wasn't until then that he pursued his solo career in music.
Studying under Dr. Bernard Scherr, Chase polished his chops as a composer, creating works for a variety of ensembles ranging from chamber music, choir, percussion ensemble to full orchestra.
He studied classical guitar privately under Dan Mitchell for 3 years and voice with Dr. Kecia Ashford for 2 years, but has been seen performing a variety of things on stage including -- electric/acoustic guitar, keys, bass, percussion, harmonica, accordion, bells, and trombone.
His first commercial release of original music was the Black As My Coffee EP in 2005 featuring his songs and his first stab at studio orchestration.
In 2009, he and his wife, Kassie, moved to Austin, TX, where he is now a full time, working musician. Besides his solo efforts, he is a regular member of Nathan Hubble's band and a Motown cover band called MatchMaker Band.
In the fall of 2010, he was commissioned to score the short film, Take Two directed by Matthew Tibbenham. The score contained works for string quartet, mixed folk ensembles, and pop songs.
In the winter of 2011, he formed Canaries In The Coal Mine with fellow songwriter Jordan Whitmore. Their first project was a Christmas album called Scarf Weather, which contained originals and holiday favorites.
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