Valerie Coleman is regarded by many as an iconic artist who continues to pave her own unique path as a composer, GRAMMY-nominated flutist and entrepreneur. Highlighted as one of the “Top 35 Women Composers” by The Washington Post, she was named Performance Today’s 2020 Classical Woman of the Year. Umoja, Anthem for Unity was chosen by Chamber Music America as one of the “Top 101 Great American Ensemble Works.” Coleman commenced her 2021/22 season with the World Premiere of Fanfare for Uncommon Times at the Caramoor Festival with Orchestra of St. Luke’s. In October 2021, Carnegie Hall presents her work Seven O’Clock Shout in their Opening Night Gala concert with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. As a performer, Coleman has appeared at Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center and with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Bravo! Vail. Coleman’s compositions are published by Theodore Presser and V Coleman Music.