"Colin, to summarize, revolutionized and freed my voice. Every lesson, he would give me such a solid base of natural, relaxed technique for me to grow on both physically and vocally. From his easily applicable exercises, which I was able to use in my practice sessions and see results from in a short amount of time, to his insightful coachings on style and interpretation of songs, I could not have asked for better. He is the kindest, most nurturing (and motivational!) teacher I have ever had, and is the reason I am succeeding today."
- Daniel K.
Balancing the responsibilities of performance and pedagogy, Colin Levin is currently Adjunct Professor of Voice at Rowan University, Lecturer in Voice at the Mason Gross School of Music at Rutgers University, and serves as the Young Artist Program Director with the International Summer Opera Festival of Morelia in Mexico. Additionally, since 2013 he has served on the Voice and Music History Faculty of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. He has led masterclasses at Concordia College (MN), and Concord Academy (MA). In the spring of 2017 he lead Masterclasses as a teaching artist-in-residence at both the Landakotsskóli School in Reykjavík, Iceland, and Concord Academy. Colin Levin additionally maintains a private voice studio located in New York City.
Colin Levin's voice students are currently performing as professional singers and actors in London, touring in Europe, and performing in the US and Canada on regional musical theater and operatic stages. His students regularly are accepted as both undergraduate and graduate students into the top music conservatories in the US, London, and Canada as vocal performance majors, including students currently attending the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Eastman School of Music, Mannes School of Music, Boston University, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, The Royal Academy of Music in London, Lawrence Conservatory, New York University, The University of Toronto, Northwestern Bien School of Music, and Rider University. They regularly place and win competitions, including national semi-finalists and finalists in the emerging professional, collegiate and high school divisions of the Classical Singer Competition, the New York Lyric Opera competition, and the Peter Elvins Competition; and participate in Young Artist Programs such as the Music Academy of the West, the Aspen Music Festival, the Miami Music Festival, and SongFest.
He frequently is invited to perform with the aforementioned institutions; with fellow members of the BUTI voice faculty, his recital repertoire has included Wolf's complete Italienisches Liederbuch, Schumann's Spanisches Liederspiel and 4 Duette, Op. 78, Bernstein's Arias and Barcarolles, and extended excerpts from Jorge Martín's The Glass Hammer; with the Tanglewood Youth Symphony and Chorus, he has performed the Mozart Requiem under the baton of Ken-David Masur at the Tanglewood Theater and Bernstein's Chichester Psalms at both Ozawa Hall and the Koussevitzky Music Shed; with the Rowan University Orchestra and Chorus he has appeared as the soloist in Finzi's In Terra Pax; and with the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra as Don Fernando in a Concert Production of Fidelio.
"Even though I have been classically trained by different teachers over the years, it has been under Colin's tutelage that I have transformed and ultimately discovered my voice. Through his guidance he has improved the quality of my voice exponentially, the result being that I now have a much stronger sound and a better technical understanding of my instrument."
- Esther H.