Dr. Edryn J. Coleman currently teaches choir and piano at Oakland Mills High School in Columbia, MD. He has taught music at all levels: elementary, middle, and now high school. In addition to his public school teaching experiences he also brings years of higher education instruction from 3 universities. Each one of those experiences shaped his personal commitment to diversity in music education for every student at every level.
Dr. Coleman is a very active guest conductor, adjudicator, and lecturer. Including appearances at 2 national conferences for the American Choral Directors Association speaking on Black perspectives in choral music from teaching styles to repertoire selection. In addition, his choirs have also performed for state and local conferences.
Dr. Coleman currently serves as the President for the Maryland Choral Educators Association and the Maryland Choral Educators Association Representative on the Maryland/DC ACDA Chapter Board. A native of Montgomery, Alabama, he holds a BA in voice from Stillman College, an MME from Florida State University, and his DMA from the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music at Shenandoah University. His teaching motto is “They’ll never care how much you know until they know how much you care!”