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BRIAN COFFILL

CONDUCTOR

"Quite impressive. A thoughtful, persuasive mind at work."

- David Katz, Chief Judge,The American Prize Foundation

News
The Randolph-Macon Chamber Orchestra will present "Songs of Darkness, Songs of Light" on October 29, 2021, as part of R-MC's Family Weekend festivities.

The Randolph-Macon Chamber Orchestra Returns To Campus

The Randolph-Macon Chamber Orchestra will present "Songs of Darkness, Songs of Light" on October 29, 2021, as part of R-MC's Family Weekend festivities.

The Randolph-Macon Chamber Orchestra has been invited to share its creative artistry through a concert performance at the 2022 CBDNA Southern Division Conference.

Randolph-Macon Chamber Orchestra Invited To Perform At Conference

The Randolph-Macon Chamber Orchestra has been invited to share its creative artistry through a concert performance at the 2022 CBDNA Southern Division Conference.

"The Loop," commissioned in Spring 2021 as part of a consortium led by And We Were Heard, will have its R-MC premiere in Spring 2022 at the Blackwell Reopening Gala.

The Randolph-Macon Chamber Orchestra Commissions Allison Loggins-Hull

"The Loop," commissioned in Spring 2021 as part of a consortium led by And We Were Heard, will have its R-MC premiere in Spring 2022 at the Blackwell Reopening Gala.

"Dimension," commissioned in Fall 2020 as part of a consortium led by And We Were Heard, will have its R-MC premiere in Spring 2022 at the Blackwell Reopening Gala.

The Randolph-Macon Chamber Orchestra Commissions JoAnne Harris

"Dimension," commissioned in Fall 2020 as part of a consortium led by And We Were Heard, will have its R-MC premiere in Spring 2022 at the Blackwell Reopening Gala.

The Randolph-Macon Music Program has been named a Boulanger Initiative Education Partner.

Randolph-Macon Music Program Forms Official Partnership With Boulanger Initiative

The Randolph-Macon Music Program has been named a Boulanger Initiative Education Partner.

"Flexibility Is Key: Creative Strategies for the Post-COVID Classroom & Rehearsal," presented at the Virginia Music Educators Association Spring Professional Development Conference.

VMEA Presentation: Flexibility Is Key

"Flexibility Is Key: Creative Strategies for the Post-COVID Classroom & Rehearsal," presented at the Virginia Music Educators Association Spring Professional Development Conference.

Brian Coffill will be teaching a brand-new music course at Randolph-Macon College in Spring 2021: MUSC 381 - "From Hildegard to Hip-Hop," Race, Gender, and Representation in Music, focusing on marginalized stories, systems and systemically-oppressed musicians, and music both on the margins and in the mainstream. This course is open to both music majors and non-majors.

New Randolph-Macon Course: MUSC 381 - "From Hildegard to Hip-Hop," Race, Gender, and Representation in Music

Brian Coffill will be teaching a brand-new music course at Randolph-Macon College in Spring 2021: MUSC 381 - "From Hildegard to Hip-Hop," Race, Gender, and Representation in Music, focusing on marginalized stories, systems and systemically-oppressed musicians, and music both on the margins and in the mainstream. This course is open to both music majors and non-majors.

Brian Coffill has been awarded the 2019-2020 Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award for Orchestral Programming from the American Prize Foundation, a national award highlighting the creative programming with the Randolph-Macon Chamber Orchestra.

Winner - Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award for Orchestral Programming

Brian Coffill has been awarded the 2019-2020 Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award for Orchestral Programming from the American Prize Foundation, a national award highlighting the creative programming with the Randolph-Macon Chamber Orchestra.

A new flexible arrangement of the seminal work "Vientos y Tangos," commissioned in late 2019 in a consortium led by CBDNA, will have its R-MC premiere in Spring 2022 at the Blackwell Reopening Gala.

The Randolph-Macon Chamber Orchestra Commissions Composer Michael Gandolfi

A new flexible arrangement of the seminal work "Vientos y Tangos," commissioned in late 2019 in a consortium led by CBDNA, will have its R-MC premiere in Spring 2022 at the Blackwell Reopening Gala.

"What makes Professor Coffill a great mentor is that he was always there to help me if I needed it, but he also pushed me to figure things out on my own..."

Music Education Undergraduate Research Fund Mentorship

"What makes Professor Coffill a great mentor is that he was always there to help me if I needed it, but he also pushed me to figure things out on my own..."

Juried Research Presentation at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

Research Presentation at National Baseball Hall of Fame​

Juried Research Presentation at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

A vibrant new arrangement of the folksong "Shenandoah," commissioned in fall 2018 in a consortium led by the University of Maryland, will have its R-MC premiere in Spring 2022 at the Blackwell Reopening Gala.

The Randolph-Macon Chamber Orchestra Commissions Omar Thomas

A vibrant new arrangement of the folksong "Shenandoah," commissioned in fall 2018 in a consortium led by the University of Maryland, will have its R-MC premiere in Spring 2022 at the Blackwell Reopening Gala.

Events

District New Music Coalition

District New Music Coalition "New Music DC 2021” Conference


The George Washington University


Washington, D.C.

Academic Panel Discussion


"New Music & New Paradigms: An Honest Conversation On The Future of Collegiate Ensembles"


With Dr. Michael Nickens, George Mason University (Virginia), Dr. Joseph Scott, College of the Holy Cross (Massachusetts), Dr. David Wacyk, Saint Martin’s University (Washington).

GreenSpring International Academy of Music

GreenSpring Chamber Orchestra


Seventh Street Christian Church


4101 Grove Avenue


Richmond, Virginia

Ensemble Performance


GreenSpring Fall Concert


  • Thomas Tallis, Why fum'th in sight, arr. Danyew

  • Clara Wieck Schumann, Prelude & Fugue, Op. 16, No.3, arr. Coffill

  • Maurice Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin

  • Sergei Prokofiev, Symphony No. 1, "Classical"

Randolph-Macon Music

Randolph-Macon Chamber Orchestra

& Jazz Improvisation Laboratory


Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church


Randolph-Macon College


Ashland, Virginia

Ensemble Performance


"Songs of Darkness,

Songs of Light"


  • Thomas Tallis, Why fum'th in sight, arr. Danyew

  • Clara Wieck Schumann, Wenn ich ein Vöglein wär', arr. Coffill

  • Cecile Chaminade, Scarf Dance

  • Gordon Jacob, Music for a Festival, arr. Coffill

  • Samuel Vriezen, Ensemble

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Divertimento in C, K. 188, arr. Coffill

  • Johann Sebastian Bach Sarabande in E Minor, arr. Rabinowitz

  • Steve Reich, Clapping Music

  • Henry Purcell, Chacony

  • Chiquinha Gonzaga, Gaucho, arr. Castro/Coffill

  • Traditional, When The Saints Go Marching In, arr. McNeill

Virginia Music Educators Association

VMEA Professional Development Conference


November 18-20, 2021


Norfolk Waterside Marriott


Norfolk, Virginia

Virginia Music Educators Association


Student Composition Festival

Brian Coffill, Chair


Showcasing and celebrating the creativity and compositional talents of K-12 and collegiate music students from across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Virginia Music Educators Association

VMEA Professional Development Conference


November 18-20, 2021


Norfolk Waterside Marriott


Norfolk, Virginia

Virginia Music Educators Association

Professional Development Conference


Juried Academic Presentation


Maximizing Musicianship Through Flexibility


Encouraging music educators to utilize "flexible thinking" to provide their students with opportunities to creatively explore new repertoire through imaginitive reinterpretation, shared improvisation, musical games, chamber groups, and more.

Randolph-Macon Music

Randolph-Macon Chamber Orchestra

& Jazz Improvisation Laboratory


Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church


Randolph-Macon College


Ashland, Virginia

Ensemble Performance


"Winter Showcase"


  • Daniel Bernard Roumain, Hip-Hop Etudes

  • Christina Rusnak,  Auladidae

  • Amy Beach, Pastorale

  • Percy Grainger, Walking Tune

  • "Blind Tom" Wiggins, Sewing Song

  • Valerie Coleman, Umoja

  • W. C. Handy, St. Louis Blues

  • Ren Guang, Colorful Clouds Chasing The Moon

Richmond Symphony Orchestra

Richmond Symphony Orchestra

Metro Collection


Blackwell Center for the Performing Arts


Randolph-Macon College


Ashland, Virginia

Pre-Concert Lecture

with RSO Conductor Emanuele Andrizzi


"Bach & Schumann"


  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Flute Concerto in  D Minor

  • Robert Schumann, Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish"

Randolph-Macon Music

2022 CBDNA

Southern Division Conference


University of South Carolina


Columbia, South Carolina

Ensemble Performance


"Songs of Darkness,

Songs of Light"


  • Clara Wieck Schumann, Prelude and Fugue in D Minor, Op. 16, No. 3, arr.  Coffill (1845/2020) - R-MC Commission

  • Omar Thomas, Shenandoah, arr. Coffill (2019/2021) - R-MC Commission

  • Christina Rusnak, Alaudidae (2020)

  • JoAnne Harris, Dimension (2021) - R-MC Commission, Consortium Premiere

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Divertimento in C, K. 188/240b (Selections), arr. Coffill (1773/2021) - R-MC Commission

  • Samuel Vriezen, Ensemble (2008)

  • Michael Colgrass, Old Churches (2002),

  • Giovanni Santos, La Moto, from Three Latin American Dances, arr. Wacyk (2019/2021),

  • Thomas Tallis, Third Mode Melody, arr. Danyew (c.1561/2020)

  • Allison Loggins-Hull, The Loop, (2021) - R-MC Commission, Consortium Premiere

Randolph-Macon Music

Randolph-Macon Chamber Orchestra

& Jazz Improvisation Laboratory


Blackwell Center for the Performing Arts


Randolph-Macon College


Ashland, Virginia

Ensemble Performance


"Spring Concert I"

Richmond Symphony Orchestra

Richmond Symphony Orchestra

Metro Collection


Blackwell Center for the Performing Arts


Randolph-Macon College


Ashland, Virginia

Pre-Concert Lecture

with RSO Music Director Valentina Peleggi


"Mahler's Fourth"


  • Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 4, arr. for chamber orchestra by Klaus Simon

Randolph-Macon Music

Randolph-Macon Chamber Orchestra

& Jazz Improvisation Laboratory


Blackwell Center for the Performing Arts


Randolph-Macon College


Ashland, Virginia

Ensemble Performance


"Blackwell Re-Opening Gala"


  • Henry S. Thompson, Alma Mater

  • Lewis & Weaver, Jacket Pep

  • Clara Wieck Schumann, Prelude & Fugue, Op. 16, No. 3, arr. Coffill

  • Kelijah Dunton, Stillwater, arr. Coffill

  • JoAnne Harris, Dimension - R-MC Commission (R-MC Premiere)

  • Allison Loggins-Hull, The Loop - R-MC Commission (R-MC Premiere)

  • Michael Gandolfi, Nuevos Vientos y Tangos - R-MC Commission (R-MC Premiere)

  • Omar Thomas, Shenandoah, arr. Coffill - R-MC Commission (R-MC Premiere)

Richmond Symphony Orchestra

Richmond Symphony Orchestra

Metro Collection


Blackwell Center for the Performing Arts


Randolph-Macon College


Ashland, Virginia

Pre-Concert Lecture

with RSO Conductor Nicholas Hersh


"Mozart & More"


  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Bassoon Concerto