Trumpeter DAVID F. COLEMAN has commissioned and premiered numerous solo and chamber works by some of the most distinguished composers in the world. Mr. Coleman founded and directed the chamber ensemble Top Brass, touring nationally and internationally as that ensemble's  leader for more than 25 years. in that capacity, he secured and administered funding from The National Endowment for the Arts, The American Music Center, The Ohio Arts Council, Meet the Composer, LexisNexis, the Southern Arts Federation, Arts Midwest, The Mead Foundation, The DP&L Foundation, CultureWorks, the U.S. State Department, and others too numerous to mention.


Mr. Coleman has performed and presented educational programs at well over 1000 institutions over the past 30 years, including:

The Ohio State University

Spirit Square Series - Charlotte, NC

The Forum - Los Angeles, CA

The Sacramento Symphony - Soloist

The Austin Symphony - Soloist

Ohio University - Memorial Auditorium

Antioch University - Webcast and World Premiere

Wright State University - Artist Series

Carnegie Hall - NYC, presented by the Harvey Phillips Foundation, Inc.

King's College - Wilkes Barre, PA, Black History program

Appalachian State University - Boone, NC, Artist in Residence

University of Indianapolis - Artist Series

Quad Cities Arts Council - Artist in Residence

Ohio Northern University - Artist in Residence

Shrewsbury School EBA program, UK - International Artist in Residence

Marshall University - Artist in Residence

West Virginia Arts and Humanities Council - One Year Artist in Residence program

Wabash College - Artist in Residence

Srednja Music School - Sarajevo, Bosnia, Artist in Residence

United States Embassy - Sarajevo, Bosnia

The Children's Theater - Sarajevo, Bosnia

The Columbus Symphony - Guest Soloist

Seasholes Concert Series - Haydn Trumpet Concerto

Door County, Wisconsin - Guest Artist, Stephens Point

University of South Dakota - Concert Series

Miami University - Guest Artist, Faculty Brass Quintet

Westminster Church - Founder, Westminster Choir College

The Greenbrier - White Sulphur Springs, WV, Guest Artist 

The Bellevue Philharmonic - Seattle, WA, Soloist

West Virginia University - Artist Series

El Paso Texas - Municipal Series

Otterbein University - Artist Series

The Esbenshade Series - Marietta College

Numerous Community Concert performances - Columbia Artists, NYC


Strongly dedicated to New Music, Mr. Coleman has commissioned and premiered pieces by numerous composers, including:

 DAVID N. BAKER - Concerto for Trumpet and Band, Old Wine New Bottles, Concerto for Quintet and Orchestra

LENNIE NIEHAUS - 4 poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar

BOB MINTZER - Requiem for the Victims of 9-11



PAUL WHEAR - Ulysses

Mr. Coleman is a graduate of The Indiana University School of Music, where he received a BM along with the coveted Performer's Certificate. He won the Joseph Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in South Bend, IN as well as the Coleman National Chamber Music Competition in Pasadena, CA. His principal teachers include Allan Dean (Yale), Charles Gorham (Indiana University), Wayne Markworth, and Louis Davidson (Indiana University. He has been represented by some of the most prestigious concert management firms in the U.S., including Rile Artist Management (Philadelphia, PA) Robert M. Gewald Management (New York, NY) and The Alkahest Agency (Atlanta, GA). 


Despite extensive touring and other commitments, Mr. Coleman has maintained a lifelong relationship with Centerville City Schools, an outstanding school system in Southwest Ohio. Educated by this institution, he received their Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2003.

Mr. Coleman resides in rural Greene County, OH with his beautiful wife Lisa. They live in a home of their own design with their 6 dogs and one cat, all strays. A member of MENSA, Mr. Coleman is a licensed pilot and an award-winning photographer.