Chase Castle is an active organist and musicologist from Norwalk, Ohio. 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 Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Kansas. Castle spent summer of 2018 as the resident organist and choirmaster of the Squirrel Island Chapel in Squirrel Island, Maine. He served as Director of Music at Church of the Epiphany in Euclid, Ohio from 2015 to 2019, and taught private keyboard lessons to 20 students per week at Castle Music in Norwalk, Ohio from 2013 until 2019. He enjoys collaborating with other artists and musicians and promoting diverse artistic projects.