Janet Coleman, MM

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Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center 200B (Forest Grove)

Janet Coleman, a versatile and dynamic pianist, has been active in a wide variety of musical collaborations throughout the Northwest for over a decade. Recent performances have included appearances with the Oregon Symphony, Southwest Washington Symphony, Portland Opera, Cascade Music Festival, Aaron Meyer, Third Angle New Music Ensemble and Fear No Music.

Janet received her bachelor of arts degree from Willamette University and her master's in music from the University of Oregon, where she was named Outstanding Chamber Musician.

An accomplished recital pianist, Ms. Coleman has performed with hundreds of singers and instrumentalists and plays regularly for master classes with artists such as Marilyn Horne, Sherrill Milnes, Janos Starker and Joseph Silverstein. Her collaborations at national and international competitions have contributed to top awards at the MTNA National Convention, including first place winners in several national concerto competitions and the gold medal at the Stulburg International String Competition.

For several seasons, Ms. Coleman was coach/accompanist with the Linfield College and Portland State University Opera Workshop programs, Eugene Opera and Portland Opera's Education and Outreach tours. Summer activities have included performances at the Aspen Music Festival, Bel Canto Northwest, Portland Opera Performance Institute, Astoria Music Festival and the Oregon Bach Festival.

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