Rochel Garner ColemanArt Form(s):
"The arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing and arithmetic...music, dance. painting and theater are all keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment."
- William Bennett, former US Secretary of Education
Singing professionally since the age of nine, Rochel had early career success performing as a choir soloist with the Boston Symphony, Pablo Casals, and the King’s College Choir. After touring for two years with Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass”—where he got the acting bug—and later with Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” he found his way to the Trinity Repertory Conservatory in Providence, Rhode Island where he continued to study theatre and develop a research-to-performance technique. Coleman’s “Shadow Ball” was the first piece selected for commissioning by the Los Angeles Music Center. Rochel continues to expand his achievements through performing, writing, and directing at schools and theaters throughout the United States and Europe.