Young Concerts Artists, which offers professional development, career support, training in community engagement, and performance opportunities for emerging classical musicians, has appointed Alistair Coleman as its 2023 composer in residence. He joins the YCA roster with a three-year management contract and will be awarded $18,000 for three YCA commissions to be written over the course of the residency and premiered in upcoming concerts. He was selected out of nearly 150 composers who submitted for the YCA position. Coleman’s music has been commissioned and performed by soloists across the country and has been performed by “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Orchestra, National Cathedral Choral Society, and the Washington Master Chorale. He is currently pursuing an M.M. at Curtis Institute of Music and is the winner of ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards in 2020 and 2021; the 2020 Brian Israel Prize from the Society for New Music; and awards from the American Composers Forum, NPR’s From the Top, and the National YoungArts Foundation. The finalists in YCA’s 2023 Composer in Residence Program were Bobby Ge, Luke Haaksma, Hannah Ishizaki, Max Vinetz.