Adjunct Instructor, Percussion
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 percussion with Keith Aleo and Sam Solomon, timpani with David Herbert
and John Grimes, and marimba with Nancy Zeltsman.