Angelique Poteat is a native of the Pacific Northwest. Her music has been recorded and performed in Australia, Germany, Lithuania, and all over the United States by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Enso Quartet, Philharmonia Northwest, Seattle Collaborative Orchestra, Saratoga Orchestra, Woodlands Symphony Orchestra, Trio Tara, and the New York New Music Ensemble. Some notable performances include Beyond Much Difference (2014), a piece commissioned by the Seattle Symphony and performed by them at their January 2015 Sonic Evolution concert with Mike McCready, Chris Cornell, and members of the bands, Pearl Jam, Sound Garden, and more; Much Difference (2014) at (le) Poisson Rouge in New York; Roots of Variegation (2012) at the 2012 International Women’s Brass Conference; Reflections on a Summer (2008) at the 2012 Druskomanija festival in Lithuania; A Perspective (2009) at the 2010 International VSA Festival: Cyclic Complement (2010) at the 2010 Midwest Composer’s Symposium; and Coastal Meander (2004) at the 2006 Region VI SCI Conference. Poteat earned the degrees Bachelor of Music from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and Master of Music from the College-Conservatory of Music. She has studied composition with Samuel Adler, Joel Hoffman, Mara Helmuth, Anthony Brandt, Pierre Jalbert, Shih-Hui Chen, Arthur Gottschalk, and Samuel Jones. Poteat was a participant of the 2011 FUBiS International Summer Institute in Berlin under the direction of Prof. Samuel Adler and is also the recipient of the 2015 American Prize in Composition for Beyond Much Difference. Poteat is a 2015 CityArtist from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.
As a clarinetist, Poteat enjoys performing a wide variety of genres, currently championing new music for the bass clarinet. She has appeared as a soloist with the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, of which she is currently Principal Clarinetist. Poteat performs with the Seattle Modern Orchestra and has also performed with the Seattle Chamber Players, the Saratoga Orchestra, and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, among other groups. She studied clarinet with Michael Webster at Rice University and Laura DeLuca of the Seattle Symphony, and bass clarinet with Ronald Aufmann of the Cincinnati Symphony.
On the side, Poteat is an avid cyclist and a lover of nature. Many of her works are influenced by the natural world around her, often returning to the ocean and Puget Sound area.