And off to Chicago..
The University of Chicago has appointed Valerie Coleman as a Visiting Guest Lecturer and Imani Winds as an Ensemble-in- Residence beginning in October for the 2016-17 and 2018-19 seasons. She will be working with students, providing masterclasses, performing concerts and serving as part of the core ensemble of Contempo.
Floot Fire NYC 2016!
Calling all flutists of immediate to advanced levels! Floot Fire is a two day immersion of masterclasses, lessons, concerts and chamber music, to be held on July 8-10, 2016 at the National Opera Center. Applications and scholarships are available. Register here.
Summer time music at Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival!
The 6th Annual Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival will be held from Tuesday, June 21-30th, 2016 at Mannes College of Music. A brainchild of Coleman's, IWCMF is an intensive training program and workshop zone for performers and composers who are interested in developing their skills further under the tutelage of Imani Winds.
The Debut of UMOJA for Chamber Winds
The Upper Midwest Chamber Winds Symposium will be held at St. Thomas University on June 3-5th, 2016 with Imani Winds as one of the guest ensembles. The collaborative concert will feature an extended arrangement of Coleman's Umoja scored for an ensemble of woodwinds, horns and saxophones. The work will be available after the performance
On the Radio..
On Sirius XM Radio
Rubispheres for flute, clarinet and bassoon is a series of unique, hip trios that depict urban nightlife. Now heard on Sirius XM Radio's Symphony Classical station, the performance features the composer on flute, Mariam Adam on clarinet and Monica Ellis on bassoon.
The sheet music is now available for purchase as a digital download.
Now On Soundcloud..
Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes, performed by DaCapo Chamber Players. Coleman creates a vividly colored, 'big country and open sky' soundscape for Alto Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano. A musical hybrid of Native American and African cultures, "Freedmen" honors the legacy of former slaves who were adopted into the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Seminole and Chickasaw nations through emancipation or marriage.
PORTRAITS OF LANGSTON
Written for the Flute and Clarinet Consortium, Portraits of Langston is a dramatic, sometimes humorous work for flute, clarinet and piano with optional narrator. For advanced performers, the sheet music is now available for purchase as a digital download.
NEWLY PUBLISHED AT PRESSER, Available at Amazon:
Valerie Coleman's first work for flute and piano, Wish, was inspired by and titled from poet Fred D'Aguiar's work. Wish is a dramatic tone poem for flutist and pianist alike, depicting the Middle Passage in which Africans were trafficked across the Atlantic by tall ships to be sold into slavery. The virtuoso 12-minute journey is a powerful recital work, expressive and with thrilling impact. For advanced performers.
NEWLY PUBLISHED AT PRESSER:
SONATINE for Clarinet and Piano
item #: 114-41591
Sonatine is an 8-minute recital work in one movement inspired by Coleman’s travels throughout Europe, most notably while touring with jazz icon Steve Coleman. The work is reminiscent of a performance at a nightclub, where players wailed soulful tunes and riffs on a lovely summer evening in Berlin. Sonatine starts on fire, and thrives with intensity, rhythmic drive, and drama for both clarinetist and pianist. For advanced performers.