Colette Valentine has performed extensively throughout the United States and Asia, and has been featured as guest artist with numerous orchestras and chamber ensembles. She serves as assisting pianist for national and international competitions and events, and has collaborated on recordings for the Naxos, Albany, Antara, CRI, Fontec, and Well-Tempered labels. For many years she was a freelance musician in New York City, and taught at New Jersey City University and Long Island University/CW Post. In the fall of 2008, Colette Valentine joined the faculty of the newly created Collaborative Piano Department at the University of Texas at Austin’s Butler School of Music. She received BM and MM degrees from the University of Maryland with Nelita True, and a DMA degree from Stony Brook University with Gilbert Kalish.