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Naomi Lewin recently spoke with composer Charles Coleman.

Born in New York City in 1968, composer-singer-producer Charles Farmer Coleman has lived an extraordinary musical life that began as a boy soprano in the Metropolitan Opera and most recently triumphed when the Cincinnati Symphony and The New Jersey Symphony premiered his two new major works, "Streetscape" and "Red Oak Dawn."

What made you want to become a composer?
What kind of training did you get?
How did you get started composing?
How old were you when you wrote your first piece?
What is your favorite kind of music to compose?
How do you actually compose a piece of music?
What is the hardest thing about being a composer?
What is the most fun part about being a composer?
Who is your favorite composer?
Do you have any favorite instruments?
What advice do you have your aspiring composers?
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