Cameron (CJ) Collins has held positions as Associate Principal Cello in Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, Assistant Principal Cello in Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, and section cello in the Evansville Philharmonic, and Owensboro Symphony Orchestra. CJ has also been the principal cellist of the Chamber Orchestra at Indiana University, the University Orchestra at Indiana University, and the East Carolina University Symphony Orchestra. CJ has been a frequent sub with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Sarasota Orchestra. Most recently, CJ was a member of The Orchestra Now in residence at Bard College.
As an avid chamber musician, CJ has performed several times with Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival’s Next Generation concert series. In 2016 and 2018 he was invited back to perform with the festival as an Alumni Artist. Mr. Collins also is a chamber coach at Summer Chamber Music Institute at East Carolina University. CJ has attended the Aspen Music Festival and School, Beethoven Institute at Mannes College in New York City, Burgos Chamber Music Festival in Spain, Summit Music Festival, Madeline Island Music Camp, Montecito International Music festival, Eastern Music Festival, and Holterfest in Italy.
CJ received both his Bachelors of Music and Certificate of Advanced Performance Studies from East Carolina University under the tutelage of Emanuel Gruber. He completed his Master’s degree in music performance at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University studying with Eric Kim.
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