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.

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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