A native of Raleigh, NC, Colin serves as the Drumline instructor for the East Carolina Marching Pirates. As an educator, Colin served as the head percussion instructor and arranger at Riverside High School in Williamston, NC (2011-2014). At Riverside HS, he helped the drumline compete nationally in the US Bands circuit. The percussion section placed consistently within the top five within Open AA Class, and medaled twice. He has also served as an instructor for such programs as Havelock High School and Cary High School.
As a performer, Colin has been a part of such ensembles as the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps (DCI-World Class Finalist) and the GMU Indoor Drumline (WGI-Independent World Class), as well as serving as a section leader for both ForzaEAST Independent (WGI-Independent Open Class) and the East Carolina Marching Pirates.
Colin currently holds a B.M. in Music Education and a B.M. in Music Composition and Theory from East Carolina University, where he studied under Jonathan Wacker and Christopher Nappi. In his studies, Colin performed with the ECU Percussion Ensemble and ECU World Percussion Ensemble, and served as the principal percussionist/timpanist for the ECU Symphonic Orchestra and ECU Wind Ensemble. Colin now resides in both Greenville and Raleigh, NC, where he teaches the ECU Drumline, works as a freelance percussionist, teaches a few local high schools, and privately teaches lessons.