Chas is a master’s student at CU-Boulder where he serves as a teaching assistant to David Requiro. As an undergraduate, he attended the University of Oregon and the Musikhochschule-Stuttgart. This past season, Chas performed at the Aurora Chamber Music Festival (Sweden) and appeared as soloist with the Eugene Symphony (Oregon). Previously, Chas studied with Steven Pologe, Claudio Bohórquez, and Thomas Stauffer. Originally from Dayton, Ohio and Ashland, Oregon, Chas started cello in a public-school program.