Chase, Gilbert

Chase, Gilbert

(1906–92) musicologist; born in Havana, Cuba. Chase wrote music criticism in the 1930s and in the next decade worked for the Library of Congress and for National Broadcasting Company radio; thereafter he taught and administrated at various schools including the University of Oklahoma, Tulane, and the University of Texas. He was a noted specialist in the music of the Americas, and his books include the classic history America's Music (3rd ed. 1987).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.