Casey Rule (b. 1989) is a programmer by day and musician by night – working in NYC as a software engineer for Morgan Stanley, singing with the Choral Composer-Conductor Collective, and writing music when he’s not writing code. Among his awards for composition are the 2012 Singing City Prize for Young Composers, the Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble’s 2014 Composer Search, the 2014 ACDA-PA Choral Composition Competition, the Robert Campbell Choral Composition Prize at the Ithaca College Thirty-Sixth Annual Choral Composition Contest, and the 2016 Young Composer Commission for the Esoterics POLYPHONOS choral competition.
Casey is a graduate of Lehigh University, where he was part of the first class of students in the interdisciplinary honors program called IDEAS (Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts & Sciences), studying music composition and computer science. After graduating in 2011 with highest honors, he stayed at Lehigh for an additional year with a scholarship to continue his studies of composition and conducting with Steven Sametz and Paul Salerni. Among his awards and honors as a student at Lehigh were the Williams Prize for Composition, Henderson Braddick Composition Prize, Dale S. Strohl Award for Research Excellence in Humanities and Social Sciences, Lehigh University Contribution to Student Life Award, and the Elizabeth Major Nevius Award for leadership, citizenship and scholarship. Casey was the youngest and longest running director of the Lehigh University Melismatics and served as director of the Lehigh men’s choir in 2014.
Casey is the founder of NoteNova Publishing, dedicated to ensuring that composers are compensated fairly for their work and retain full ownership of their music.