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composer , educator , recording engineer , arranger , Music publisher

Dan Coleman, music publisher, composer, arranger, recording engineer, educator. Recipient American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers/Victor Herbert prize, 1997, Aaron Copland prize, 1999, Beyer award for chamber music, 2002; Charles Ives scholar American Academy Arts and Letters, 1995; Macdowell Colony fellow, 1997, 99, Corporation of Yaddo fellow, 1998; Arizona Commission on the Arts fellow, 2000.


Coleman, Dan was born on January 12, 1972 in New York City. Son of Peter and Jane Coleman.


He studied music at the University of Pennsylvania, the Juilliard School, and the Aspen Music Festival and School where his teachers included George Tsontakis, George Crumb, William Bolcom, Robert Beaser, Stephen Albert and Bruce Adolphe.


His music has been commissioned and performed by leading ensembles, including the American Composers Orchestra, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Cypress String Quartet, Dallas Symphony, Fresno Philharmonic, Honolulu Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Mesa Symphony, New York Chamber Symphony, Orpheus, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival Orchestra, Seattle Chamber Music Society, St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Utah Symphony, and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, where he has held the post of composer-in-residence since 2002. In 2004 he and Bob Donnelly founded Modern Works Music Publishing, an independent music publishing administrator.


  • Dan Coleman has been the recipient of several awards and honors:\r\n2004 Copland House / Sylvia Goldstein Award\r\n2003 Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra / Marilyn K. Glick Composer's Award\r\n2001 NFMC Beyer Composition Award\r\n2001 Symphony in C Composer's Competition\r\n2001 Auros Group for New Music Composer Award\r\n2001 Meet The Composer Music Alive Grant\r\n2000 Arizona Commission on the Arts Fellowship\r\n1999 Tisch School First Run Festival Best Original Score\r\n1998 Whitaker Commission from the American Composers Orchestra\r\n1997 Victor Herbert/ASCAP award for his Sonata in Two Acts\r\n1996 grant from Commissioning Music/USA (a partnership between the NEA, Meet The Composer and the Helen F Whitaker Fund)\r\n1995 Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.


  • Other Work

    • Composer: (orchestral work) Whitaker Commission, 1998.


Peter Coleman

Jane Coleman