Meet the team

David Freeman Coleman

David Freeman Coleman  

B.Mus degree in performance and composition from Boston University.  M.A. in composition from Tufts University.  Choral directing for 30 years.  Currently the Director of Choral Music at the Dana Hall School in Wellesley and director of the 225-voice Tufts University Third Day Gospel Choir at Tufts University.   Member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), the Massachusetts Music Teachers Association (MMTA), and the American Society of Composers and Arrangers (ASCAP).

Actively involved in theater and gospel music throughout New England, David has served as music director and rehearsal pianist for several productions, including the 2012 Tony Award-winning production of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, and Choir Boy for which he received an Elliot Norton Award Nomination for Outstanding Musical Direction.  He also has experience working with choirs for Mariah Carey, Bobby McFerrin, Patti Labelle, Phish, and Academy Award Nominee Ryan Gosling.  Performances at the House of Blues, the Wang Center, Fenway Park, Symphony Hall, the Vatican and the White House.

In 2010, BBC World News America featured David in their “First Person” series which was broadcast to 300 million people worldwide. Recognized by Boston musicians for his work in gospel music, David was the 2007 recipient of the Thomas A. Dorsey Award from the New England Conservatory.  In 2013, David received awards for Best Male Gospel Artist, Best Gospel Producer, and Best Gospel CD at the New England Urban Music Awards.

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