Contemporary Music Director
Crofton Coleman has had an enriching experience surrounded by individual development from childhood, sitting underneath pianos while listening to singers make music and in the middle of orchestra and chorus rehearsals during the careers of his parents, Barrington and Cynthia Coleman. Crofton, a 2016 graduate of the University of Illinois in the Jazz Studies degree program has been actively involved in singing, dance, acting, and instrumental performance during his years of development in Champaign, most notably as a developing performer at the New England Music Camp of Sidney, Maine, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, the MUNY Theater of Saint Louis,MO., the New York School for the Dramatic Arts, Mo Betta Jazz Band of Champaign, Illinois Summer Music Camp of Champaign, and a recipient of numerous awards from such organizations as NATS young artist awards, Michael Feinstein competition award in American standard songs, and his debut recording release,Love passed my way, presented in Concerts by the sea, an internationally syndicated public radio series. In addition to his performance experiences, Crofton has been a recipient of specialized training both through NYC School for Dramatic Arts and Parkland College of Champaign,Il. in video technology and artist management, through which he works as a part of the production team for Urbana Public Television Network,Inc. [UPTV] as a video camera technician.