A native of Lafayette, Louisiana, Collin is pursuing his undergraduate degree in organ performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where he studies with Dr. Janette Fishell. He began playing the piano at the age of five, receiving initial training from Rosa Lynne Miller and then studying with Dr. Susanna Garcia. During his freshman year of high school, Collin began taking organ lessons with Tom Neil, and he has since held church positions as pianist and organist at Northwood Methodist Church and The Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette.
Collin has already earned international recognition for his skills with the pipe organ. In addition to earning the Barbara and David Jacobs Scholarship to IU, Collin is the winner of the American Guild of Organists’ Southwest Regional Competition for Young Organists (2017); one of three finalists for the Arthur Poister Scholarship Competition (2021), and a finalist for the St. Alban’s International Organ Competition (2021). In 2019, Diapason magazine included Collin in “The Class of 2019: 20 Leaders Under the Age of 30.”
An avid performer of underrepresented repertoire, he is the first and only American organist to have performed any of the organ solo music of Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, whose three organ symphonies represent the most difficult works ever composed for the instrument.
Collin plays music by Jeanne Demessieux, Florence Price, J.S. Bach, and Robert Schumann on the Cathedral’s Chancel Organ by Hellmuth Wolff & Associates in November 2020.