Colin Martin is a composer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He graduated with his MM in Composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2018, studying with David Garner. He earned his Bachelor's of Arts in Music with Honors from Middlebury College in 2015, with minors in Spanish and Chinese. He has also studied composition with Su Lian Tan, piano with Diana Fanning and Maribeth Gunning, and percussion with Douglas Cardwell. His music has been performed at the University of New Mexico's Popejoy Hall, San Francisco's Center for New Music, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and Middlebury College's Mahaney Center for the Arts. Colin has also premiered his piano works as the soloist at the Southwest Piano Festival (www.swpianofestival.org) in Albuquerque, where he serves as President and Composer-in-Residence. He has collaborated with such esteemed performers as pianists Olga Kern, Vladislav Kern, and Anna Dmytrenko, soprano Winnie Nieh, and conductors Roberto Minczuk and Grant Cooper, among others. His first major orchestral work, a symphony celebrating Leonard Bernstein's centennial and commissioned by the New Mexico Philharmonic, premiered in 2019, and a second piece, "Songs from "By Heart"", will premiere with soprano Winnie Nieh and the NMP in 2022. A dedicated educator, Colin teaches piano, music theory, and composition, and has a passion for sharing his love and knowledge of music with the next generation of talented musicians.