Angelique Poteat (b. 1986) is a native of the Pacific Northwest, and many of her works are inspired by the natural beauty of the region. Her music has been described as “engaging, restless” (New York Times), “serious and nicely crafted” (American Record Guide), and “extremely accomplished and vividly picturesque” (Seattle Times), receiving performances on four continents by ensembles including the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, arx Percussion Duo, Emerald City Music, CernaBella, and Trio Claviola. Poteat is the recipient of the 2015 American Prize in Orchestral Composition for her work Beyond Much Difference (2014), and has held Composer-in-Residence positions with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and the New Music on the Rock Festival.
As a clarinetist, Poteat enjoys performing a wide variety of genres, from orchestral to new music for bass clarinet. She has appeared numerous times as a soloist with the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, of which she is principal clarinetist, and also performs with the Seattle Modern Orchestra, Northwest Sinfonietta, and regularly with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and Sunriver Music Festival.
Poteat earned degrees in Music Composition from Rice University and the College-Conservatory of Music, studying with Anthony Brandt, Pierre Jalbert, Shih-Hui Chen, Arthur Gottschalk, Joel Hoffman, and Mara Helmuth, in addition to Samuel Adler and Samuel Jones. She studied clarinet with Michael Webster (Rice University), Laura DeLuca (Seattle Symphony), and Ronald Aufmann (Cincinnati Symphony). Visit angeliquepoteat.com for more information about Poteat and her work.