Chase Spruill, violinist, was an artist-in-residence at Sacramento State University before becoming a resident musician at CMW in 2012. As an advocate for education and contemporary chamber music, he’s collaborated with notable artists in field such as composers Steven Mackey, Alexandra Gardner and Michael Nyman. He currently tours as a duo with pianist and longtime director of the Philip Glass Ensemble Michael Riesman, premiering and recording new Philip Glass concert works for violin and piano arranged especially for the pair. In addition to a career in music, he has also won acclaim as a budding screenwriter, taking 2nd place in the 2009 Slamdance Teleplay Competition for an original television pilot script he wrote. The award led to him developing scripts for the Ilya Salkind Company, Silver Pictures and Warner Bros.