Claire Chase (born 1978) is an American flautist, arts entrepreneur, and 2012 MacArthur Fellow based in Brooklyn, New York.
Chase was born in 1978 and grew up in Leucadia, California. She made her solo debut with the San Diego Symphony at age 14 in 1992. While attending Oberlin College, where she studied with Michel Debost, she received the Theodore Presser Foundation Award in 1999 which she used to commission new compositions for the flute. She received her B.M. from Oberlin in 2001.
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