Kori Coleman– Founder & experience curator
Experience Curator and D-Composed Creator Kori Coleman, has gained deep insights of the Chicago event world through her luxury lifestyle brand The Chicagolite. Her background as a creative strategist with a brand experience agency allows her to approach each event with strategy and intention.
After attending numerous luxury events across the city, Coleman noticed the lack of fine art and luxury experiences catered to the Black community. With this in mind, she sought out Artistic Director Danielle Taylor to bring a thematic, interactive series to life.
Coleman invests much of her time to align the D-Composed experience with local and national partners, venues and brands to bring a holistic experience to the Chicago area. She along with Taylor aim to create a space that is both inviting and emphasizes comfort for all to enjoy.
Danielle Taylor – artistic director
Danielle Taylor is a Chicago based violinist, violist, and writer. A native of Oakland, California, Danielle began playing violin in the Oakland Public Schools. With academic and performance degrees from Oberlin College and Conservatory, Danielle is currently finishing her Master’s in Violin Performance from Northwestern University, under the tutelage of Blair Milton (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), with mentors including Victor Yampolsky (Director of Orchestras, Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University), and Camden Shaw (Dover Quartet).
In addition to completing her graduate studies, Danielle currently teaches in various capacities in the Chicago area. As an orchestral musician, in 2017 Danielle received a fellowship with the Grant Park Music Festival’s Project Inclusion program, and is currently a member of the Chicago Sinfonietta’s Project Inclusion Ensemble. Danielle is a member of the Zafa Collective- a Chicago based, new music collective.
Outside of the performance field, Danielle is a content researcher and writer for Rachel Barton Pine’s Music by Black Composers series.