Jared Chase

Conductor, Educator, Performer

Jared Graham Chase is a conductor, teacher, and trumpet performer living in Rochester, NY.  He is a professor of music at Nazareth College and has taught at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, the Eastman School of Music, Bethany College, and Central State University.

Nazareth College Wind Symphony - CBDNA Tour Concert
3:00 PM15:00

Nazareth College Wind Symphony - CBDNA Tour Concert

Wind Symphony

Jared Chase, conductor

Katie Hannigan-Tabon, Mezzo-Soprano

CHARLES IVES: Here’s to Good Ol’ Yale


GUSTAV MAHLER: “Revelge” and “Der Tamboursg'sell” from Wunderhorn Lieder

Katie Hannigan-Tabon, mezzo-soprano

STEVE DANYEW: Into the Silent Land (World Premiere)


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Nazareth College Wind Studies - "In Evening Stillness"
4:00 PM16:00

Nazareth College Wind Studies - "In Evening Stillness"

Sunday, November 19th 4:00pm - Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

Chamber Winds

Jared Chase, conductor


Symphonic Band

Steven Zugelder conductor

JOHN BARNES CHANCE: Variations on a Korean Folk Song


ROLF RUDIN: The Dream of Oenghus

Wind Symphony


MORTEN LAURIDSEN: O Magnum Mysterium

JOHN MACKEY: Aurora Awakes

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Brass Day 2017
9:00 AM09:00

Brass Day 2017

Nazareth College Brass Day 2017 - Saturday, October 28th 2017

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Join trombonist Timothy Smith of the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Nazareth College brass faculty on Saturday, October 28th for a day of brass! Morning sessions include Instrument Specific Masterclasses with members of the Nazareth College Faculty, a session with the Wilmot Brass Quintet on repertoire from the NYSSMA manual and other activities. The afternoon will feature a Brass Ensemble Rehearsal, Clinic with Tim Smith, Final Concert, and exhibits from local music store and vendors. All events are free and open to the public, and all ability levels are encouraged to attend. Complete details and registration can be found at https://www2.naz.edu/events/1870/nazareth-college-brass-day-2016/

Guest Artist -Timothy Smith

Trombonist Timothy Smith has been a member of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra since 2009. In the orchestral world, Mr. Smith has appeared with the Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Boston Pops, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Diego Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Grant Park Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony and Opera, Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Virginia Symphony, and Chicago’s Music of the Baroque.

Mr. Smith is an avid proponent of new works for trombone, and has led commission projects for several works, including Eric Ewazen’s “Triple Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra”, premiered and recorded by the BPO in 2012. He has commissioned several other works for alto, tenor, and bass trombones and also coordinates the Richard Myers Memorial Trombone Trio Composition Contest. In the realm of chamber music, Tim performs with Tres Bone, a Maryland-based trombone trio, and was also a founding member of CT3, winners of the 2005 International Trombone Quartet Competition.

As an educator, Mr. Smith maintains a private studio in Buffalo, and has also served on faculty at San Diego State University and the British School of Chicago. Tim is a frequent educational outreach artist through the BPO, visiting public schools around Western New York for clinics. He has also visited numerous universities around the country, presenting lecture, clinics, and recitals.

Timothy holds degrees from Ithaca College and Northwestern University, and his primary teachers were Dr. Hal Reynolds, Michael Mulcahy, Charlie Vernon, Randy Hawes, and Mark Fisher. Tim is an S.E. Shires Company Artist, and you can hear and read more about him at www.timsmithtrombone.com


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Nazareth College Wind Studies - Bands on the Lawn
2:15 PM14:15

Nazareth College Wind Studies - Bands on the Lawn


WARD/DRAGON: America the Beautiful featuring Nazareth Choirs


LEROY ANDERSON: Trumpeter’s Lullaby - Jared Chase, trumpet

JOSEPH WILCOX JENKINS: American Overture for Band


HENRY FILLMORE: Lassus Trombone


JOHN PHILIP SOUSA: Washington Post March

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Nazareth College Brass Day
8:30 AM08:30

Nazareth College Brass Day

Nazareth College Brass Day 2016

Saturday, October 29th 8:30am - 5:00pm



Join jazz/classical trumpeter Herb Smith and the Nazareth brass faculty on Saturday, October 29th for a day of brass! Morning sessions include Group Breathing and Instrument Specific Masterclasses with members of the Nazareth College Faculty.. The afternoon will feature a Brass Ensemble Rehearsal, Clinic with Herb Smith, Final Concert, and exhibits from local music store and brass vendors. All events are free and open to the public, and all ability levels are encouraged to attend. 


8:30 - 9:00 Check in - Wilmot Lobby

9-9:30 Group Breathing - Rehearsal Room

9:45 Warm Up/Masterclass by instrument

11:00 Music Department Info Session

12:00 LUNCH

1:00 Brass Ensemble - Wilmot Recital Hall

2:00 Herb Smith Masterclass - Wilmot Recital Hall

3:00 Exhibits - Rehearsal Hall

4:00 Concert with Herb Smith and Nazareth Faculty

Guest Artist -Herbert Smith, Musician - Jazz and Classical, Teacher and Composer.  

Born and raised in Cincinnati OH, he came to Rochester in 1987 to attend the Eastman School of music, where he got his bachelors of Music Education, and ended up staying.  Upon graduating from Eastman he acquired the 2nd trumpet position with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and now holds the 3rd trumpet seat.  During his stay at Eastman he wore two hats.  One as an accomplished classical musician and soloist, the other as a Jazz performer.  This proved to be a good move.  Herb has been in the Rochester Philharmonic for over 18 years and has performed in Carnegie Hall with the Rochester Philharmonic as well as a soloist on a recital in Carnegie, the year 2008.  He regularly plays with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Chitaqua Institute Symphony Orchestra and the Portland Maine Symphony, as well as being a soloist, and chamber musician around the greater Rochester Area.

   On the Jazz side of things, he has a CD entitled The Trumpet Shall Sound (2007) featuring his Jazz Quintet playing reinterpreted jazz standards along with original compositions by Herb.  He now has a jazz trio entitled “Freedom Trio” which is more adventurous musically, tapping into many different music forms including Jazz, Classical, Indian, and even more popular styles.  This group has performed at the Rochester International Jazz Festival for many years, and will be releasing some new music coming soon.  As a musician in Rochester NY, he has had the opportunity to play with many notable musicians including, Wynton Marsalis, The Ojays’, Aretha Franklin, Al Jareau, and Ben Folds to name a few. Recently Herb subbed for Doc Severenson, playing all his solos and feature pieces when Doc had a an injury to his lip at Eastman Theater!

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Nazareth College Faculty Recital
3:00 PM15:00

Nazareth College Faculty Recital

Wilmot Brass Quintet

Wilmot Brass Quintet and Friends
Brett Long, Diana Chase, & Jared Chase, trumpets

Colleen Wolf, horn
Steven Zugelder, trombone
Jeremy Stoner, tuba

The Wilmot Brass Quintet performs two major brass sextet chamber works for brass quintet: Ingolf Dahl's Music for Brass Instruments, a distinctly American work incorporating multiple musical styles, and Oskar Böhme’s Trumpet Sextet.

Nazareth College Music Department
4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618
585-389-27000 | music@naz.edu

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Nazareth College - Bands on the Lawn
3:00 PM15:00

Nazareth College - Bands on the Lawn

Brett Long, Jared Chase, and Diana Chase, trumpets
Marcy Bacon, clarinet
Jared Chase, Mary Carlson and Steven Zugelder, conductors

Featuring standard works of the wind band repertoire by Fillmore, Danyew, Anderson and Williams.

Star Spangled Banner
March - Rolling Thunder by Henry Fillmore
Vermont Fair (World Premiere) by Steve Danyew
Suite of Old American Dances by Bennet
A Festival Prelude by Alfred Reed
Bugler’s Holiday by Leroy Anderson
Clarinet Candy by Leroy Anderson
Music from “Lincoln” by John Williams
John Williams Medley
Nazareth College Alma Mater
Melody Shop by Karl King

Nazareth College Music Department
4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618
585-389-2700 | music@naz.edu


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Bastianello by John Musto
7:30 PM19:30

Bastianello by John Musto

Bastianello by John Musto: A satirical Comic opera about marriage

ROCHESTER, NY (03/23/2016)-- TheNazareth College Music Department and Rochester Lyric Opera (RLO) will welcome composer and pianistJohn Musto to Rochester April 19–23, 2016 for a five-day residency. Community events surrounding Musto's residency will include a Vocal Master Class and Composer's Forum, culminating in a live production of Musto's comic opera, Bastianello, featuring Nazareth and RLO artists.

Musto will work with Nazareth students and alumnae in the Vocal Master Class and Composers Forum, both of which are free and open to the public at Nazareth College. The opera performance is a ticketed event at RLO's Lyric Theatre. Musto will also work privately with Nazareth voice students.


Composer/pianist John Musto is considered one of the most versatile musicians alive, with works and performances encompassing nearly all genres: orchestral and operatic, solo, chamber and vocal, concerti, and music for film and television, with inspirations including jazz, ragtime and blues. Musto's vocal music ranges from a series of operas -VolponeLater the Same EveningBastianello, and The Inspector - to a catalogue of art songs.

Musto was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his orchestral song cycle Dove Sta Amore, and is a recipient of two Emmy awards, two CINE Awards, a Rockefeller Fellowship at Bellagio, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, and a Distinguished Alumnus award from the Manhattan School of Music. He is currently on the faculty of the Graduate Center at CUNY.


The Nazareth College Music Department/Rochester Lyric Opera residency with John Musto will include the following events, many of which are open to the public:

  • Vocal Master Class with John Musto featuring his vocal works: Tuesday, April 19, 4–6 p.m., Nazareth College's Wilmot Recital Hall, free and open to the public; performers include current Nazareth voice students and alumni.
  • Rehearsals for the opera Bastianello: Wednesday, April 20, Rochester Lyric Opera's Lyric Theatre; rehearsals are closed to the public however media access may be arranged.
    • Opera Rehearsal, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    • Sitzprobe Opera Rehearsal, 4–5:30 p.m.
    • Wandelprobe/Tech, 7–10 p.m.
  • Composer's Forum: Thursday, April 21, 4–6 p.m., room A72, Nazareth College Arts Center, free and open to the public.
  • Dress rehearsal for the opera Bastianello: Thursday, April 21, 7–10 p.m., Rochester Lyric Opera's Lyric Theatre; rehearsals are closed to the public however media access may be arranged.
  • Performance of the opera Bastianello (John Musto, composer; Mark Campbell, librettist): Saturday, April 23, 7:30 p.m., Rochester Lyric Opera's Lyric Theatre; Tickets: $20 general admission, $15 seniors, $5 student rush; Tickets available at the Rochester Lyric Opera Box Office, 585-738-5995 orrochesterlyricopera.org.


Sung in English, Musto's comic opera, Bastianello, was composed in collaboration with librettist Mark Campbell for five singers and a chamber orchestra. Set in the 1700s, Bastianello tells the story of the beautiful but moody Amadora who, on her wedding day, goes to the wine cellar to bring up more wine for her celebration. Once she opens the cask, her joy turns to despair as she realizes she will never again be as happy as at that moment. Her father and mother-in-law soon join Amadora in weeping at life's cruelty. When her new husband, Luciano, finds his entire family in tears next to a now-empty cask of wine, he explodes in rage and deserts his new wife on their wedding night, only to return after finding six people as foolish as his family.

The Bastianello artistic team, cast, and production team consist of RLO and Nazareth College-affiliated artists:Susan Cotroneo (Eustacia), Amy Cochrane (Ortensia), Katie Hannigan (Amadora), Kimberly Upcraft (Ettalina),Jessica Best (Stelladora), Matthew Valverde (Bastianello the Younger), Robert Zimmerman (Lambent), Mario Martinez (Bastianello the Elder), Keith Brown (Ippolito/Frediano/Lino), Zachary James (Luciano), JJ Hudson(stage director), Gabrielle LeBare (assistant stage manager), and David Hult (concert master). Jared Chase will conduct the performance of Bastianello.

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Nazareth College Chamber Winds, Brass Ensemble, and Campus Band
7:30 PM19:30

Nazareth College Chamber Winds, Brass Ensemble, and Campus Band


Brass Ensemble - Jeremy Stoner, conductor


Chamber Winds - Jared Chase, conductor

CHARLES GOUNOD: Petite Symphonie

GORDON JACOB: Old Wine in New Bottles

Campus Band - Steven Zugelder, conductor


STEVE DANYEW: Mountainscape



PERCY GRAINGER: Ye Banks and Braes O Bonnie Doon



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Nazareth College Wind Symphony "American Stories"
3:00 PM15:00

Nazareth College Wind Symphony "American Stories"

The Nazareth College Wind Symphony and Choirs combine with soloists for a performance of Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs.  Also on the program is a new symphony for Wind Ensemble by Jonathan Newman inspired by mid 20th-century writings and artists from “The Beat” movement (Ginsberg, Kerouac, Corso, and Robert Frank).  We will round out the program with Fillmore’s American’s We and Ticheli's American Elegy.


Americans We by Henry Fillmore

American Elegy by Frank Ticheli 

Old American Songs by Aaron Copland

First Set

 I. The Boatmen’s Dance (Minstrel Song 1843)* 

 II. The Dodger (Campaign Song)**

 III. Long Time Ago (Ballad)

 IV. Simple Gifts (Shaker Song)

 V. I Bought Me A Cat (Children’s Song)

 Second Set

 I. The Little Horses (Lullaby) 

 II. Zion’s Walls (Revivalist Song)

 III. At the River (Hymn Tune)

 IV. Ching-a-ring Chaw (Minstrel Song)

Performed in Memory of Voice Faculty Member - Derrick Smith (1958-2014) 

*Ben Reisinger, baritone soloist

** Joel Touranjoe, baritone soloist


Symphony No. 1 - “My Hands Are a City” by Jonathan Newman



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Nazareth College Wind Symphony "A Night of Premieres"
7:30 PM19:30

Nazareth College Wind Symphony "A Night of Premieres"

A night of new music beginning with a world premiere of Vitae et Mortis by Nazareth College student composer Michael Wall. We will perform two works by world renowned composer Joel Puckett, Avelynn’s Lullaby and a premiere of Emory’s Baccorole (Nazareth College was one of several NY state colleges to commission Joel to write Emory’s Baccorole).   The evening will also feature the student concerto competition winner and conclude with the world premiere of Nebojsa Macura’s new Symphony No. 1 for Wind Ensemble, written for a consortium of 15 colleges and universities lead and organized by Jared Chase and Nazareth College.


Kinetic dance for two scrap metal birds by David Clay Mettens (NY Premiere)

Concerto for Trombone by Launy Grondahl arr. Poul Ivan Møller

Emory’s Baccorole (Consortium Premiere) by Joel Puckett

Tableaux de Provence by Paule Maurice

Symphony No. 1 by Nebojsa Macura  (World Premiere)


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