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Janet Coleman has delighted in playing the piano since her first lesson from her grandmother at age five. Later teachers included Jean-David Coen, John Perry, Nelita True and Dean Kramer. Janet received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Willamette University and her Masters 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 collaboration at national and international competitions has contributed to top awards at the MTNA National Conventions, 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 and Portland State University Opera Workshop programs, Eugene Opera, and Portland Opera’s Education and Outreach tours. Janet has appeared as soloist with the Oregon Symphony in “Verdi’s Defiant Requiem”, a nationally televised concert/documentary,
and in a recent concert featuring the music of Aaron Meyer and Bill Lamb. Summer activities have included performances at the Aspen Music Festival, Bel Canto Northwest, Portland Opera Performance Institute, the Astoria Music Festival and the Oregon Bach Festival.