Professional Studio Southeast Portland, Oregon

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Collin G. Heade currently celebrates his 7th season as conductor of the Junior Symphony of Vancouver and 8th season as artistic director/conductor of the Westside Community & Youth Orchestra in Hillsboro (wcyo.org). He has led the Willamette Falls Symphony in concert, and serves as associate conductor. For eight seasons he was also was the artistic director/conductor for the North Oregon Coast Symphony. He as well has been a finalist for The American Prize in Orchestral Programming celebrating American excellence in the performing arts.

Collin has earnestly taken up composing and has written pieces for solo piano; bassoon & piano; duet for piccolo & tuba; a trio for flute, clarinet & double bass; a string quintet; two pieces for SATB choir with solo instruments flute, violin, cello, trumpet, tuba, piano & percussion; and three pieces for full orchestra. Earlier this year he finished four movements of his piano trio, “the Tempestuous,” for violin, cello & piano. In April he accomplished “Five Nuances,” Trio for Double Reeds & Harp, for oboe/English horn, bassoon/contra bassoon & harp. Most recently in September he finished a woodwind quintet entitled “A Day in A Life,” which includes five short movements exemplifying

one’s activities. In October he finished his 1st piece for String Orchestra, ‘Expressions,’

in three movements, which will be performed by the MYSfits in May 2019. Collin has

                                    finished arranging his “Amen” for full orchestra and  SATB choir,

                                    to be performed in December 2018 with WCYO. In November he

                                    finished his first piece for Percussion Ensemble, entitled

                                    “Timepiece,” and he is currently planning its companion piece.

                                    More information can be found on the Calendar & Compositions

                                    page of this web site.                            

                                    Collin has attended Conductor Guild workshops with the Virginia,

                                    Baltimore and Norwalk Symphonies.

                                    As a cellist Collin has performed as principal with the Oregon

                                    Chamber Players, Willamette Falls Symphony and the Oregon Arts

                                    Orchestra, with whom he has toured Munich, Salzburg, Vienna,

                                    Prague, Rome, Montecatini Terme, Venice, and most recently  

                                    Mafra Portugal, Granada, Toledo and Madrid Spain. He is also

                                    a member of the Oregon Chamber Players Quartet, performing

                                    with flute, oboe & viola.

                                    Mr. Heade is a native Oregonian and holds a Bachelor of Arts from

                                    Portland State University. His principal teachers have included

                                    Tomas Svoboda and John Trudeau, orchestral; David Wilson,

                                    choral; Hamilton Cheifetz and Dorien de Léon, cello.


                                    Internationally renowned composer, the late Matt Doran,

                                    dedicated his composition Three Movements for Cello &

                                    Piano to him.


                                    Mr. Heade teaches cello privately at his home studio in Portland

                                    and at the Valley Catholic Music School in Beaverton.


                                    Collin enjoys his home life immensely with spouse, Cameretta.

                                    His daughter, Julie, is an Industry Relations Senior Specialist at

                                    Banfield Pet Hospital’s headquarters in Vancouver, WA.