An avid performer of classic and contemporary repertoire, clarinetist COLLIN LEWIS currently resides in upstate New York and is a candidate for the Advanced Performance Studies Certificate at the Bard College Conservatory of Music.
He has had solo, chamber, and orchestral performances broadcast on WQXR New York, WIPR San Juan’s Channel Six, and WPLN Nashville, beginning when he was sixteen years old. Lewis has also contributed to numerous professional recording projects, including the premiere recording of David Diamond’s Sixth Symphony with the IU Philharmonic Orchestra for NAXOS Records, the premiere recording of Robert Kyr’s Paradiso oratorio with the Notre Dame Vocale for Albany Records, and an album of French and French-inspired pieces with the Vanderbilt Wind Symphony for Klavier Records.
In 2017, Lewis was selected to perform as a member of the International Chamber Orchestra of Puerto Rico on a two-week tour of Puerto Rico, including eight live performances, a television broadcast, and multiple educational outreach events. His festival highlights include the Sarasota Music Festival as well as the ARIA International Summer Academy and the Vanderbilt Music Academie in Aix-en-Provence, France, where he performed in masterclasses and studied solo clarinet and wind quintet repertoire with members of the Berlin Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Lewis holds degrees from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music and Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music and has studied with Eli Eban, Bil Jackson, Cassandra Lee, and Dr. Todd Waldecker. He is originally from Murfreesboro, TN.