Violinist Chase Ward is focused on communicating music’s humanity through his active engagements as an educator and performer. Now based in Michigan, he serves on the faculties of the Sphinx Organization’s Overture Program, the Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute, and performs with the Lansing, Flint, and Toledo Symphonies. As a chamber musician, he has performed the Brahms Piano Quintet with members of the Calidore Quartet and has also performed Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet on Interlochen Public Radio. His ensemble, the Saros Trio, are winners of the 2018 University of Michigan Briggs Competition, receiving an additional prize for their performance of Corey Dundee’s sb3. Solo competitions include prizes at the Kieth, Ad Astra, and University of Oklahoma Concerto Competitions. Chase received his Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan in 2018 under the tutelage of David Halen.