Christopher Coleman (b. 1958, Atlanta, GA) composer, conductor, trombonist, has taught composition and music theory at the Hong Kong Baptist University Department of Music for the past 30 years. He is also the founder and conductor of the Big Swingin' Band, and directed the Contemporary Music Workshop for over 20 years.
Coleman's works range from large-scale multimedia/improvisation pieces to works for orchestra, symphonic band, chamber ensembles, instrumental solo, and voice. Most recently he has been developing the technique of massive replication and time shifting through a series of electro-acoustic compositions that have been widely acclaimed in the US and Europe. A prize-winning composer, he has received numerous commissions and grants, including those from from local groups the Hong Kong Wind Kamerata, the Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia, the Hong Kong Composers' Guild, RTHK Radio 4, and the Hong Kong University Grants Committee. His 2017 CD from Ablaze Records, Christopher Coleman: Multiple Worlds, has been awarded Global Music Awards in three categories: album, composition/composer and computer/electronic music. His works have been performed in over 20 countries and four continents by groups as diverse as the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's Wind Band, the Italian Air Force Band, and the Hong Kong Musical Saw Ensemble.
His music is published by Vanderbilt Music, Maecenas Music, Theodore Presser, Ensemble Publications, C. Alan Publications and Crown Music Press. He frequently hosts radio series on RTHK Radio 4, Hong Kong's public radio station.
A trans-media artist, Christopher Coleman also works in painting, sculpture and computer graphics. He is a founding member of People’s Liberation Improv, Hong Kong’s leading comedy improv group, and has performed with them in Beijing, Seoul, Singapore, Manila, and Macau as well as Hong Kong.