Allan Chase is Chair of the Ear Training department at Berklee College of Music. He is featured on over 50 recordings as a saxophone soloist and improviser. From 1992 to 2000, he performed and recorded with Rashied Ali, and he has been a member of Your Neighborhood Saxophone Quartet since 1981. He has contributed to research and publications on the music of jazz composer Sun Ra, the subject of his MA Ethnomusicology thesis. He has taught at Berklee (1981-1990, 2008-present), Tufts University (1993-1997), and New England Conservatory (1994-2012), where he also served as Dean of Faculty (2000-2006), chair of Jazz Studies (1996-2001), and chair of Contemporary Improvisation (2005-8).


MA, Ethnomusicology, Tufts University, 1992

BM, Music Theory and Composition, Arizona State University, 1978

Graduate study in jazz and music theory, New England Conservatory, 1980-81

Studies in new music improvisation and composition, Creative Music Studio, 1978 and 1979


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