C. Keith Collins is adjunct instructor in early music at University of North Texas in Denton, where he teaches Baroque bassoon, recorder, and Baroque performance practice, and coaches chamber ensembles. Mr. Collins holds the first doctorate ever awarded 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 Indiana University he also studied recorder with Eva Legêne. He has performed with many baroque and classical ensembles in the US and Canada, including Apollo’s Fire, Tafelmusik, the Washington Bach Consort, and the Arion Baroque Orchestra. In the 2008-2009 season he appeared as concerto soloist with the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, the Bourbon Baroque in Louisville, Kentucky, and the Baroque Chamber 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. He has also taught bassoon at the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, and has been a visiting instructor at Indiana University’s Early Music 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). His curtal was made by Graham Lyndon-Jones after an anonymous German instrument ca. 1600.

Keith Collins at University of North Texas