Charles Collins

Charles Collins is best known for writing works which are appropriate for younger choirs * Highly accessible arrangements and original works are often light and refreshing, and feature styles ranging from blues to world music * Long association with conductor Ethelyn Sparfield and the St.Louis Symphony Children's Choirs inspired many works * In 1994 was composer-in-residence at the CME Institute for Choral Teacher Education and has received his Artist-Teacher Certification from the Institute * Currently is Director of Music at St.Paul University Children's Chorus in St.Louis and teaches piano privately