Chase Loomer
Organ Scholar

Chase Loomer is a Doctor of Music candidate at Indiana University, where he studies organ with Christopher Young. He completed his Bachelor of Music in organ performance at the Eastman School of Music, where he was a student of David Higgs, and his Master of Music at Yale University, where he was a student of Martin Jean and  also studied improvisation with Jeffrey Brillhart.

Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Chase’s accomplishments include: First prize, 2018 Taylor Organ Competition; first prize, 2015 AGO/Quimby Southeast Regional Competition for Young Organists; and first prize, 2015 Sarasota-Manatee AGO Chapter Competition. In 2019, he was a semifinalist in the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition and also received the Robert Baker Scholarship from the Yale ISM, awarded annually to a first year organ student. Upon graduating from Yale, he was awarded the Julia R. Sherman Memorial Prize from the Yale School of Music, given annually to a graduating organ student. While at Yale, Chase was the organist of the Yale University Church at Battell Chapel and one of the organists of Marquand Chapel at the Yale Divinity School. Most recently, he served as the music director of Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Indianapolis.

Chase was featured in the Rising Star series at the 2016 AGO National Convention in Houston and attended the 2016 OHS Convention as an E. Power Biggs Fellow. He has presented concerts throughout the country and has been featured on the radio broadcast Pipedreams on several occasions. In addition to organ, Chase is an avid jazz pianist and singer. Outside of music, he enjoys weightlifting, sports, and biking.