Keith Collins


C. Keith Collins holds the first, and thus far only, doctorate in historical bassoon.  He received both his MM and DM from Indiana University, the former in modern bassoon performance under Kim Walker, the latter with Michael McCraw.  While at IU he also studied recorder with Eva Legêne.  He performs regularly with many baroque and classical ensembles in the US and Canada, and in 2009 appeared as concerto soloist with Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Bourbon Baroque (Louisville, Ky.), and BaroqueChamber Orchestra of Colorado.  He is a founding member of the award-winning shawm and dulcian band Ensemble Lipzodes, which performs the music of colonial Latin America.  Keith is adjunct instructor in early music at University of North Texas in Denton.  At UNT Keith has taught baroque bassoon, recorder, and baroque performance practice, and has coached chamber ensembles.  He has also taught bassoon at the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute.  The bassoons Keith plays were made by Guntram Wolf of Kronach, Germany;  the baroque bassoon after HKICW (ca. 1700),  and the classical bassoon after Grenser (ca. 1800).

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