Chase Castle is an active organist, choral conductor, and musicologist from Norwalk, Ohio. He serves as the Director of Music at First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Castle received the Bachelor of Music degree in Keyboard Performance and Music History & Literature at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio under the tutelage of Nicole Keller. He is currently a Benjamin Franklin Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Music.
Castle enjoys exploring all aspects of organ repertoire, with particular emphasis on ethnomusicological and world music compositions. One of his areas of research includes the music of American Appalachia. He has published five volumes of poetry with influences from this style, and has released an original Americana album with a group called The Moonlighters from Cleveland, Ohio.
Castle has performed in master classes with Todd Wilson, Marie-Louise Langlais, and James David Christie. He has played concerts in Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. Castle spent summer of 2018 as the resident organist and choirmaster at the Squirrel Island Chapel in Squirrel Island, Maine. He enjoys collaborating with other artists and musicians and promoting diverse artistic projects.