April 6 and 8, 2018

Schaunard  La Boheme

Opera Roanoke

"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.

Colin is currently adjunct Professor of Voice at Rowan University, Lecturer in Voice at the Mason Gross School of Music at Rutgers University teaching Voice Class and Applied Voice lessons, and has been on the Voice and Music History Faculty with the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artist Vocal Program since 2013. In June of 2018 he will be joining the Voice Faculty with the International Summer Opera Festival of Morelia in Mexico. 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.

"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.