Northern Arizona University
Chase Coleman has performed solo piano recitals, concerti, duo recitals, and jazz gigs around the world. While in high school as a student of King Bosworth, Chase was a winner in the Performers of Connecticut Competition and the New York State Music Teacher's Guild auditions, leading to his first performance at Carnegie Recital Hall in 1980. He received the B. Mus. degree from Boston University, where he studied piano with Bela and Linda Nagy and Boris Berman, and the M. Mus. degree from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell as a piano student of Thomas Stumpf. He has also participated in coachings and master classes with Menachem Pressler, Gary Graffman, Tamas Ungar, Maurice Hinson, and others.
Chase studied jazz piano with Billy Taylor at the Jazz in July program in Amherst, Massachusetts and participated in clinics with the Modern Jazz Quartet, Yusef Lateef, and Max Roach. In the Broadway idiom, he has been the piano accompanist for Broadway stars Michael McGuire and Taye Diggs among others and served as Musical Director for many professional musical theatre productions. Chase is also a composer, having written and produced two musicals. He has served on the faculties of the Boston Conservatory and Northeastern University and is currently on the faculty of Coconino Community College in Flagstaff, Arizona