Sam Houston State University
Percussionist Chase Bronstein has performed across the United States and abroad in a variety of musical styles and ensembles. He recently completed a five-city concert tour of China as a percussionist in The New Sousa Band. He frequently performed throughout the Northeast with ensembles such as the U.S. Coast Guard Band, The Haffner Sinfonietta, Westchester Symphonic Winds and the Ives Festival Orchestra. During the summers of 2005 and 2006 he toured the United States performing as a member of the snareline in the DCI World Class Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps.
Also an experienced educator, Chase is currently the Adjunct Professor of Percussion at Sam Houston State University where he directs the University Percussion Ensemble and the SHSU Bearkat Drumline. He has also instructed and arranged for numerous marching bands, indoor percussion ensembles and drum corps including national finalist Stamford High School. His students have gone on to march with several DCI World Class corps including Cadets, Carolina Crown, The Bluecoats, and Jersey Surf as well as WGI Independent World Class groups Rhythm X and United Percussion.
Chase received his Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Western Connecticut State University where he studied percussion with David Smith, and his Masters of Music degree in percussion performance at The Boston Conservatory where he studied percussionwith Keith Aleo and Sam Solomon, timpani with David Herbert and John Grimes, and marimba with Nancy Zeltsman.