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A pianist, composer, and educator from San Diego, California, Chase Morrin is known for his diverse musical range spanning jazz, classical, folkloric, and popular traditions. His music is focused on culturally collaborative projects and humanitarian missions, creating communal spaces for the arts.
Morrin earned a B.S. in computer science with a minor in neurobiology from Harvard University and an M.M. from both New England Conservatory and Berklee College of Music's Berklee Global Jazz Institute. In addition to his studies, he has garnered accolades from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP); DownBeat; the Music Teachers’ Association of California; the Young Composers’ Guild; and the Yamaha Young Performing Artists.
Morrin premiered his own piano concerto with the Louisville Orchestra in 2016, and he has released four albums including The Corn Knight, Turtle, and Gapi. He has toured and performed at a number of world-renowned festivals including the Panama Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Reno Jazz Festival, Vail Jazz Festival, and Bowdoin International Festival, among others, and has studied with teachers including Danilo Pérez, Vijay Iyer, Bruce Brubaker, Kati Agocs, and Fred Hersch, among others.
"I care about interconnected learning and finding deep and personal ways to explore music as a way of life. I encourage students who work with me to delve deeply into the the music they are passionate about and find ways of connecting it to the communities around them."
"I have deep experience as a performer and composer within jazz, classical, and folkloric traditions. Because of my experience with cultural collaborative projects and disciplines outside of music, I offer a multidimensional perspective to the concepts my students wish to explore."