Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson


            A man of many talents and remarkably broad artistic interests, Perkinson composed in classical, jazz, and pop musical styles, and was active in television, film, and dance, as well.  A respected conductor and pianist, he was (probably) born in New York City.  After attending the prestigious New York High School of Music & Art, he attended both New York University and the Manhattan School of Music, receiving both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the latter.  His teachers including the esteemed choral conductor, Hugh Ross, and the well-known composer, Victorio Giannini.  Founder and director of the New World Symphony (the country’s first fully integrated professional orchestra), he performed with jazz great, drummer Max Roach, and worked with popular singers Harry Bela