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					                                                                                                              220 Blazer Ave.
                                                                                                            Eugene, OR 97404
                                                                                                            Tel: 541-688-0420
                                                                                                            Cel: 213-200-0612
                                                                                                        nick@nicholaschase.net
EDUCATION
Master of Fine Arts in Composition — New Media and Integrated Media, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), 2000.
Bachelor of Arts with Honors in German Area Studies, University of Oregon, 1993.

Special Study: Arabic Classical Music Damascus, Syria, Summer 1999; University of Essen, Sommerkurs 1992; Post
Baccalaureate Study Music & Middle Eastern Studies, Portland State University, 1994; Macintosh Systems Management
Portland Mac Users Group, Portland, OR, Spring 1997; Internship (Graphic Design) Kim McLaughlin Designs, Portland,
OR, Fall 1996, Spring 1997; Internship (Graphic Design/Production) Boise Weekly, Boise ID, Winter 1996; Internship
(Advertising, Radio Production) Fisher Brady and LaBrue Advertising, Seattle, WA, Fall 1985

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
DIVA Center - Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts, Eugene, Oregon: Exhibits Director (’08- present)
Administrative: Act as liaison between Artists and organization, work extensively with organization Exhibits Committee and
Board of Directors, organize and curate for 6-galleries in art center facility, act as public relations to potential artists and
public, facilitate collaborative projects with local organizations, oversee installation of gallery exhibitions including (and not
limited to) painting, photography, textiles, sculpture, multi-media, installation, etc., compose and manage standard artist
contracts as well as special contracts with organizations and touring exhibitions. write and publish press for local and national
touring exhibitions, devise advertising and campaigns for fund raising and (.5 time/10K)

California Institute of the Arts School of Art: Gallery Coordinator (‘05-‘07)
Administrative: Responsible for coordinating and booking student and faculty exhibitions in the seven gallery spaces run by
CalArts School of Art; fielded inquiries from the public regarding School of Art activities, exhibitions and certain admissions
procedures; acted as liaison between students and the offices of Public Affairs, Student Affairs and Facilities Management;
Responsible for issuing and rescinding Academic Warnings as requested by faculty and administration; hired and
trained/supervised student office staff; provided extensive support to faculty and Dean of the School of Art; provided
advisement on Institute procedures and policies to students; coordinated department special events (parties and receptions);
maintained current course evaluation files and student database;
Technical: Designed Filemaker Pro gallery booking system to interface with on-line student database; designed purchase
order and accounting templates using Microsoft Excel; Answered multi-line phone and responded to public inquiries
regarding School of Art policies, activities and procedures. (10 months/17K)

California Institute of the Arts Center for Integrated Media: Administrator (‘02-‘05)
Administrative: Acted as administrative coordinator to hub program at private art college; worked extensively with
program’s creative director, Institute Office of Advancement, Office of Public Affairs, Security and Facility Management, as
well as Center’s faculty and students; maintained yearly academic calendar and schedule for lab facility; coordinated travel
and hotel for visiting and resident artists; provided support for visiting and resident artists; managed program budget and
special funds; responsible for all financial reporting including travel expense sheets, end-of-year budget reconciliation and
grant reporting in conjunction with the Office of Advancement; responsible for all lab purchasing and maintaining
relationships with software and equipment vendors; wrote press releases and advised Public Affairs of program activities;
wrote course descriptions and outlines; provided academic advisement to students and Institute policy and procedure
advisement; acted as liaison between prospective students and Office of Admissions; hired and trained/supervised student
office and lab staff; developed and maintained lab access procedures; worked with director to develop and curate artists work
for program online journal;
Technical: Created spreadsheet and student time-sheet templates in Excel. (.5 time/12K)

Wizard Music, Inc.: Assistant Director (‘03-‘06)
Administrative: Assistant Director to non-profit educational software company; worked extensively with company director
creating project plans, outreach programs and interfacing with the public, board of directors, grantors and clients regarding
company’s activities, outreach and development; acted as manager and coordinator for educational outreach – duties included
hiring and training of instructors, composition of hard-copy workbook for instructors regarding use of educational software,
training clients in use of software and workbooks for classroom; coordinated outreach events such as concerts and recitals,
including contracting and payment of performers; coordinated travel and hotel for team collaborators; maintained library
catalogue of music and electronic support materials; composed contract templates for materials rental; maintained records of
materials rented and invoiced renters; co-composed grants; managed grant funds and provided grant reporting to granting
agencies;


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Technical: Designed and maintained internet presence; composed technical manuals for electronic support materials; worked
on design and sound production team for software; created design for areas of interactive CDROM; provided quality control
reports on software; worked with software and music publishers on release of finished materials. (.5 time/14K)

California Institute of the Arts School of Music: Graduate Assistantships (’98-’00)
Administrative: Composition Coordinator: Coordinated and provided support for visiting artists – airport and hotel travel,
equipment needs and contract arrangement. Radio Manager: managed campus radio station; managed program schedule;
hired, trained and supervised DJs; created on-line web presence including program play-lists;
Technical: Web Master: Created new internet presence for School of Music; maintained and updated content on continuous
basis. (Fed.Work Study)

Eugene Weekly: Ad Designer/Political Cartoonist/Event Coordinator (‘97-‘98)
Administrative: Key member of weekly publication production team; worked extensively with ad sales department and
sometimes clients to create and publish bw/newsprint advertisements; worked with sales department coordinating outreach
events to promote local businesses and publication features. Created campaigns as well as art.
Technical: Designed publication covers; created specific illustrations for feature articles; worked with publication editor
creating political cartoon; provided support to webmaster updating and maintaining publication website. (15K)

Act III Theatres: Ad-Designer Southwest Region/Macintosh Administrator (’97)
Technical: Ad designer for Cinema Exhibitor company; designed all ads for southwest region based on film studio
specifications; responsible for downloading current art from film studios on-line; maintained design department art-database;
coordinated and implemented department change from PC base to Mac base; trained and supervised design staff in Mac
Platform software and network interface; created brochures for fine arts cinemas; composed department procedures manual.
(15K)

SPECIAL PROJECTS/SELECTED CONTRACT WORK
National Association of Arts Organizations (NAAO) (06-‘07)
Technical: Worked with Association board to design and create Filemaker Pro database of US Arts Organizations;
conducted research to keep database current.

Musical Arts/Sound Laboratory: Founding Director (’04-present)
Administrative: Founded non-profit arts organization; researched Federal incorporation and IRS 501(c)(3) laws; researched
State of California incorporation and non-profit laws; incorporated and filed legal paperwork, composed corporation bylaws
and maintained tax/income/budget records for organization.

Mamba! Tango! (Nicholas Chase Design): Art Director (’97-’01)
Freelance graphic design business; created print design and web-design on contract basis.

INSTRUCTIONAL EXPERIENCE
Bauhaus University, Weimar Germany: Technical Faculty Fellowship (’07-’08)
Instructed undergraduates and graduates in basic film editing and computer lab use, specific softwares and professional
techniques. Created original semester-long curriculum and instructed in German Language. (.5 time/1200€)

Wizard Music, Inc.: Lead Instructor (’03-’04)
Technology/Music course for primary level students; after-school program. Designed course and course work using Wizard
Music, Inc. instructional software (see Wizard Music, Inc. above).

California Institute of the Arts: Adjunct Instructor/Lecturer (’00-’05)
School of Music – lectures on interface of graphic design applications with music notation, use of electronics with acoustic
instrumentation and survey of contemporary opera; master lessons in music composition and career management.
Center for Integrated Media – lectures on narrative and technology; extensive workshops on project management and
technology (interactive video and audio); master lessons in project management and career management.

Oakwood Secondary School: Instructor, Special Studies in Music (’03-‘04)
High school special studies course in advanced concepts in music, performance and composition.

California State Summer School of the Arts (CSSSA): Teaching Assistant/Music Theory Instructor (‘00)
Advanced high school course in music theory leading to advanced concepts in contemporary music practice.




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ACHIEVEMENTS, AWARDS AND AFFILIATIONS
Nominee, Herb Alpert Award in Music (2004); California Institute of the Arts Distinguished Alumnus Achievement Award
for Recent Alumni (2000); Andy Warhol Competition Award; awarded by the Philadelphia Classical Symphony and
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (2000); Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP);
Advisory Council, American Composers Forum Los Angeles Chapter; Invited Panelist World Harp Congress, Geneva,
Switzerland; Panelist Subito Grant American Composers Forum, Los Angeles Chapter; Panelist LACAC Grant Los Angeles
Cultural Affairs Commission; recipient scholarship for study at the University of Essen, Essen Germany; inducted Sigma Chi
Alpha Society in German scholarship.




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