Prize winner composer of the ICC “The contemporary piano 2018” for his work for solo piano “Two Bagatelles”
Honorable mention to the ICC “The contemporary piano 2018” for his work for solo piano “Seville Rag”
Michael Coleman received his doctorate from the University of Maryland and holds degrees from the University of New Orleans and the University of South Alabama, studying with Lawrence Moss, Jerry Sieg, and Carl Alette. He has participated as composer/pianist in numerous new music programs and festivals in the U.S. and Russia and has also had works performed in Costa Rica, France, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. Among his awards are First Prize in the 1989 Res Musica Baltimore Competition, First Prize in both the 1991 and 1992 NFMC National Composer’s Competitions, Artist Fellowship Grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts (1995), two Silver Medals in the 2017 Global Music Awards, and First Diploma in the National and International Categories of the 2018 & 2019 Golden Key Piano Composition Competitions.