Christopher Coleman (b. 1958, Atlanta, GA) composer, conductor, trombonist,
is currently Composition Concentration Coordinator of the Hong Kong Baptist University Department of Music.
He has also taught at the University of Chicago, DePaul University, Columbia College, and in the Interlochen Center for the Arts summer program.
He earned his Ph. D. from the University of Chicago where he studied composition with Ralph Shapey and Shulamit Ran.
While at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned the M.A. in composition, he studied with George Crumb, George Rochberg, and Richard Wernick.
While most of Coleman's works are scored for traditional forces,
work at Hong Kong Baptist University has resulted in two large scale multimedia / improvisation pieces: September Variations and Prophecies for a New Millennium.
He has received commissions from the Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia, the Hong Kong Bach Choir and Orchestra, the Hong Kong Composers' Guild,
the DuPage Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago-area chapter of the American String Teachers' Association, and the University of Georgia Trombone Choir, among others.
He has been awarded first place in the Percussive Arts Society Percussion Ensemble Composition Contest and the ASUC/SESAC Composition Contest.
His music is published by Maecenas Music, Theodore Presser, Ensemble Publications, C. Alan Publications and Crown Music Press.
As a trans-media artist interested in the creative process, Coleman has worked in sculpture and computer graphics, and performs stand-up comedy.
He is a founding member of Peopleˇ¦s Liberation Improv, Hong Kongˇ¦s first and only regularly performing comedy improv troupe.
He can also be heard Sundays in October and November on RTHK Radio 4 when he programmes and presents the series Jazz, Blues, and Broadway.
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