Meet Our Conductors

David Chase, Principal Conductor

David Chase has been a conductor and teacher with the Broomfield Youth Symphony since 2019. Mr. Chase holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from the University of Kansas and a Masters of Arts in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Central Missouri. He has performed with and conducted professional orchestras since 2002.

Currently, Mr. Chase serves as the Director of Orchestral Studies at the Paseo High School for the Performing Arts. Previously, he worked in public school and university music programs as well as private organizations such as the Kansas City Civic Orchestra and Youth Symphony of Kansas City.

A brass specialist with an emphasis in jazz, Mr. Chase is currently the Conductor for the Broomfield Youth Symphony’s Diamond Orchestra. His primary string instrument is double bass.

Erin Napier, Serenata String Ensemble

Erin Napier, MM, is a freelance performer and music teacher in the Boulder/Denver area, and has ten years of experience working with students of all ages and ability levels. In 2019, she earned her masters degree in viola performance and pedagogy from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Previously, she earned her bachelors in viola performance and music education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2017. She currently holds positions as principal violist of the Boulder Symphony, and section violist with the Fort Collins and Cheyenne Symphonies. She has been working with the Intermezzo Academy of Music since 2017 as director of the Silver and Gold Orchestras. She also hosts a private studio across the Front Range and Denver metro area, consisting of violin and viola students from a variety of ages and backgrounds.

Timothy Dailey, Assistant Conductor

Tim Dailey began his teaching career in 2014 and is now in his fourth year as the Head Director of Bands at Horizon High School. During his tenure the program has grown to three big band style jazz bands, three large concert ensembles, and the 150 member Marching Hawks. For this work, Mr. Dailey and the Horizon program have received numerous awards, including the “Exemplary Band Award” in 2019 by the Colorado Bandmasters Association.

A Colorado Native, Mr. Dailey received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Colorado Boulder and loves teaching in the community he grew up in. His teaching philosophy builds around striving for excellence, maintaining a growth mindset, and making music together for all to enjoy through student connections and fostering a strong musical community. Outside of Horizon, Mr. Dailey performs across the Denver Metro Area with the Rocky Mountain Brassworks, competes nationally with the Colorado Brass, and is a freelance french horn player.