About Gregory Chase
Ed.M., B.Mus, ARCT, RMT
Gregory received his Master of Education in Music Education Studies from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York; his Bachelor of Music in Performance and Literature from Brandon University; and his Associate Performers diploma with the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto. He has undertaken doctoral studies in the Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning program at University at Buffalo, SUNY. He is an online adjunct professor in the Learning and Instruction Department for the Graduate School of Education, at University at Buffalo, SUNY. Gregory, sessional lecturer at the University of Regina, is a Past-President of the Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers Association, and has examined and adjudicated for over 30 years for Royal Conservatory of Music and Canadian National Conservatory of Music (CNCM). He also serves on the Young Musicians Committee of the National Conference of Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP) which is held bi-annually in Chicago, IL.
Mr. Chase taught in Brandon, Manitoba at St. Michael's Academy, Music Department, as well as at the Brandon University Conservatory of Music. He also taught and resided in Yellowknife, NWT where he performed with the Archean Chamber Trio (flute, cello and piano), and in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. He currently works with students and teachers throughout Canada, United States, Portugal, Iran, and China.
Mr. Chase has worked in a variety of professional roles as pianist, accompanist, and chamber musician, performing solo recitals and chamber works throughout Western Canada and has been heard on CBC Radio. Gregory adjudicates festivals and conducts workshops throughout Canada; has taught at the International Music Camp and spoken at numerous Provincial Conferences throughout Canada. He is also an active committee member and organizer of the Frances Clark National Conference of Keyboard Pedagogy which is held in Chicago every two years. This May he is being featured in a Webinar and then in the Pre-Conference Day in July.
Gregory has numerous pedagogical articles published in provincial and national publications. He is a freelance music editor, and past editor of OPUS, offers online distance education courses in music history and harmony courses. His current studies and research is based on neuroscience and music. His focus is on Music Learning Theory, which concentrates on how our brain learns and processes music, when we learn music. In the Spring of 2021 he partnered with Eastside Audiology Rehabilitation in Regina, SK, bringing the program Music for Your Brain: Retraining Your Brain How to Hear for infants and toddlers who are at risk for auditory skill development or who have been diagnosed with auditory processing disorders.
Gregory currently resides and teaches in Regina, Saskatchewan with his wife and son.
Published Articles (Selected)
- Chung, S. J., & Chase, G. (2016). An interview with Gregory Chase, Part 2. Opus 62I(3), 24-26.
- Chung, S. J., & Chase, G. (2016). An interview with Gregory Chase, Part 1. Opus 62I(2), 21-24.
- Chase, G. (2015). I don’t teach my students to count. Opus, 62(1), 19-21
- Chase, G. (2015). The problem with intervals: The two-note melody. Opus, 61(3), 12-14.
- Chase, G. (2015). Developing the internal rhythm within our students. Opus, 61I(2),
- Chase, G. (2006). Mysteries of Mozart’s Slur Markings. The Canadian Music Teacher, 56(3).
- Chase, G. (2003). Developing a stylistic interpretation. The Canadian Music Teacher 55(2).
- Chase, G. (2003). Developing a stylistic interpretation. APTA News & Views, 10(4).
- Chase, G. (2003) Questions to ask when teaching a piece. The Canadian Music Teacher 55(2).
- Book Reviews: The Canadian Music Teacher Magazine (2000 – present) and Opus (2000 – present); regular contributor of music book reviews
- Study Guide: "Nineteenth Century Romanticism" (A Study Guide for Royal Conservatory of Music History Examination, 1992)
- Northern Lights an Exploration of Canadian Music, "Lullaby for Chelte", March 2007
Academic Papers (Selected)
- “Orff Schulwerk and Gordon’s Music Learning Theory: A Fusion of Psychological Theories” (April 2017)
- “Neuroscience and Music Learning Theory: Learning Pitch and Rhythm (May 2015)
- “Symbolism in Das Rheingold” (April 1987)
- “Florentine Camerata” (November 1986)
- “Mozart and the Masons” (April 1986)