Interview with Alistair Coleman in I Care If You Listen

The Curtis composition student discusses the aesthetic of his music, the inspiration for his works, and news of upcoming collaborations

Prize-winning Curtis composition student Alistair Coleman was recently interviewed for I Care If You Listen. The 2023 Young Concert Artists Composer-in-Residence has received awards from ASCAP and the American Composers Forum, has been featured on NPR’s From The Top, and is actively involved in mentioning the next generation of composers. In 2020 he founded the Opportunity Music Project Composition Lab with Carnegie Hall’s PlayUSA, which pairs young composers with seasoned mentors, offering feedback and support as they continue to hone their craft. Mr. Coleman, who is currently writing a new piece for bass-baritone Joseph Parrish and pianist Damien Sneed to be premiered in February of 2024 at the Kennedy Center, shares his thoughts on five questions posed by Tristan McKay of I Care If You Listen.

Read the article HERE, and visit Mr. Coleman’s official website.

Photos of Alistair Coleman courtesy of Nichole MCH Photography.


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