Dedicated to crafting music at the highest level.
Collin Whitfield's versatility as a composer, conductor, pianist, organist, and singer has earned him numerous accolades. His compositions have been described by librettist Nicholas Giardini as "beautiful, rapturous and unabashedly romantic, without any of the failings that so often accompany these qualities." During his time at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, he was selected as first prize winner in the Biennial Art Song Composition Competition. As a performer, his total combined repertoire is substantial, encompassing not only a wide range of concert music, but also jazz, pop, rock, and standards of the Great American Songbook. His conducting has been praised by Dr. Jacques Desjardins as demonstrating "poise, command, and charisma, warranting engaging renditions of a wide variety of repertoire under his direction." Currently, Collin serves as Music Director and Organist at Mason United Methodist Church in Tacoma, and Middle School Choir Director at St. Joseph School in Seattle. He received his Bachelor of Music in Composition degree in May of 2016 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with notable composers David Conte and Mason Bates.