Chase is the founder and Artistic Director of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), which she formed in 2001 with the goal of creating the United States’ first large-scale chamber ensemble dedicated to new and experimental music. ICE has given more than 500 world premiere performances across the world, and has rapidly established itself as one of the leading groups of its generation as well as one of the most innovative artist-driven new nonprofit business models in the field. ICE is a uniquely structured, modular ensemble comprised of thirty dynamic and versatile young performers who are dedicated to advancing the music of our time. Through innovative programming, inter-disciplinary collaborations, and the creation of genre-defying new presentation, production and educational models, ICE brings together new music and new audiences.

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