Composition Department


Ryan Chase

D.M. 2014

Ryan Chase, DM 2014

from Stargazer (2012)
performed by the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble conducted by Syd Hodkinson

Stargazer I - Constellations


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Stargazer III - Signals

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from Gold Rush (2011)
performed by students of Indiana University

Goldrush - movement I


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Goldrush III - Hoedown


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from the filaments dance (2008/rev.2009)
performed by students of Indiana University

the filaments dance - excerpt no.1


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the filaments dance - excerpt no.2


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Ryan Chase (b.1987) has had his music has been performed in venues ranging from dive bars to Carnegie Hall by such ensembles as Alaria, the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, CIRCE, Contemporaneous, the IU New Music Ensemble, the Chelsea Symphony, the Mexico City Woodwind Quintet, and new music soprano Ariadne Greif.

His music has received national recognition from many of the country's most prestigious musical institutions, including two consecutive BMI Student Composer Awards in 2011 (William Schuman Prize for Most Outstanding Entry – Gold Rush) and 2012 (The Light Fantastic); the Audience Choice Award from the 2012 American Composers Orchestra Underwood Readings; 1st Prize in the 2011 National Association of Composers USA Young Composers’ Competition; the Jean Schneider Goberman Award; and the Bohuslav Martinú Award.

Ryan finished his DM at Indiana University in 2014 where he also taught undergraduate courses in post-tonal ear training and theory. He also holds degrees from Indiana University (MM 2010) and the Mannes College of Music (BM 2008). He has studied primarily with David Dzubay, Claude Baker, Keith Fitch, Don Freund, Gabriela Ortíz, and David Tcimpidis. He studied computer music at IU with Jeffrey Hass, John Gibson, and Alicyn Warren. Ryan is a member of ASCAP.