ACADEMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

 

Hong Kong Baptist University                                                                                                                                                                                       1989 to present

  • Associate Head of Department (2014 to present)                                                                                                                                                                      
  • Head of Department (Acting)  (1998-1999)  
    Course Coordinator/Course Leader, B.A. (Honours) Music  (1994 - 2000)
    Composition Concentration Coordinator (1992 - 1997, 2001 - present)
    Associate Course Leader, M.A. in Music (1993 - 1994)
    Associate Professor, Department of Music and Fine Arts

    • Courses Taught

      • Jazz, Blues, and Broadway

      • Materials and Structures of Music/Theory and Structure of Music

      • Analysis

      • Techniques of Twentieth Century Composition

      • Composition I, II, III (group classes)

      • Contemporary Music Workshop

      • Special Topics in Music (Music and Rhetoric)

      • Orchestration

      • Creativity in Music (M.A.)

      • Composition Seminar (M.A.)

      • Advanced Musical Notation (M.A.)

      • Composition Honours Project Supervisor

      • Internet Seminar (extracurricular)

    • Administrative Responsibilities

      • Department of Music and Fine Arts Webmaster/Designer

      • Chair Departmental meetings

      • Chair B.A. Course and Exam Boards as B.A. Coordinator/Course Leader

      • Oversee B.A. Course reaccreditation

      • Coordinate Materials and Structures tutorial instructors

      • Serve on M.A. Planning Team to design M.A. Music degree

      • Serve on M.A. Course Board to accredit and reaccredit M.A. Music degree

      • University Senate

      • Committee on Conflict Resolution

      • Committee of Course Leaders

      • Arts Faculty Executive Board

      • Arts Faculty Board

      • Arts Faculty Admission Committee

      • Arts Faculty Equal Opportunities Advisor

      • Arts Faculty Information Technology Committee

      • Humanities Option Planning Team

      • Academy of Visual Arts Planning Team

      • Arts Faculty Representative to the Academy of Visual Arts

      • Complementary Studies Committee

      • Audition, test, and interview prospective students
        for both B.A. and M.A. Courses.

 

 

 

Interlochen Center for the Arts                                                                                                                                                                                                               1995-1997

    • Summer Program Faculty

      • Courses Taught

        • Beginning Composition

        • Musicianship and Fundamentals

        • Composition

           

Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts                                                                                                                                                                       1990-1991

    • Guest Lecturer, School of Music

      • Courses Taught

        • Advanced Theory I (chromatic harmony)

        • Advanced Theory II (counterpoint)

 

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music                                                                                                                                                                  1990-1998

    • Theory Examiner, Moderator: Grades 1 - 7
       

De Paul University; Chicago, Illinois                                                                                                                                                                                         1988-1989

    • Instructor, School of Music

      • Course Taught

        • The Enjoyment of Music (Music Appreciation)

 

University of Chicago; Chicago, Illinois                                                                                                                                                                                             1987

    • Instructor, Department of Music

      • Course Taught

        • Introduction to Composition

 

University of Chicago; Chicago, Illinois                                                                                                                                                                                  1987-1989

    • Instructor, Department of Continuing Education

      • Courses Taught

        • The Symphonies of Gustav Mahler

        • The Symphony in the Romantic Period

        • The Music of Beethoven

        • The Symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven

        • A Composer's View of Contemporary Music

 

University of Chicago; Chicago, Illinois                                                                                                                                                                                            1987

    • Instructor and Technical Assistant, FM/MIDI Seminar

      • Teaching and Technical Duties

        • Teach seminar on music graphics software for the Apple Macintosh computer

        • Individual tutoring on Yamaha DX-7 synthesizer and related equipment

        • Preparation of electronic music studios

 

Columbia College; Chicago, Illinois                                                                                                                                                                                         1985-1989

    • Instructor, Science Department

      • Teaching and Administrative Duties

        • The Science of Acoustics I

        • Coordinate Bea Friedman Concert of electronic music

 

University of Chicago; Chicago, Illinois                                                                                                                                                                                    1983-1986

    • Assistant Director and Manager, University of Chicago New Music Ensemble
      Director, University of Chicago Percussion Ensemble

      • Teaching and Administrative Duties

        • Program and schedule three to five concerts per year

        • Rehearse and conduct one major work on each concert

        • Prepare concert publicity and media releases

        • Perform as New Music Ensemble trombonist

        • Audition members

        • Co-founded Percussion Ensemble

CONDUCTING EXPERIENCE

Hong Kong Baptist University  (1992 to present)

Big Swingin' Band

Contemporary Music Workshop

Percussion Ensemble

 Improvisation Ensemble  

​Interlochen Trombone Choir  (1996)

​Ensemble New Music Hong Kong (1991-1993)​

University of Chicago New Music Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble  (1982-1986)

​Ad Hoc Student Ensembles of the Aspen Music Festival  (1983)

​Penn Composers' Guild Ensemble  (1982)

PERFORMING EXPERIENCE

Hong Kong Baptist University Balinese Gamelan Selunding  (2001 - 2002)

University of Hong Kong Balinese Gamelan Kebyar  (1996 - 1998)

Interlochen Center for the Arts Brass Choir and Trombone Choir  (1995-97)

Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra  (1993 - 95)

New Music Hong Kong  (1991)

trombone soloist

Hong Kong Baptist University Orchestra  (1990 - 99)

principal trombone

University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra  (1982 - 1987)

principal trombone

University of Chicago New Music Ensemble  (1982 - 1986)

University of Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra  (1980 - 1982)

principal trombone

University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra  (1977 - 1980)

principal trombone

University of Georgia Contemporary Chamber Ensemble  (1979 - 1980)

trombone soloist

University of Georgia Symphonic Band  (1976 - 1980)

University of Georgia Jazz Ensemble I  (1976 - 1978)

University of Georgia Trombone Choir  (1975 - 1980)

 

 

 

 

 

Prophecies for a New Millennium; May 20, 2000;

Hong Kong Baptist University Contemporary Music Workshop

Christopher Coleman

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