About Britton-René Collins

A winner of the 2020 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, percussionist Britton-René Collins has dedicated her artistry to shaping an equitable community for all musicians to thrive equally. She was awarded the Ambassador Prize for exceptional musicianship and demonstrating an active passion for creating social change through her music. She recently launched a blog where she discourses her experiences in facing various challenges as a minority artist. As a soloist, Britton-René has performed in North America and Europe and received invitations to appear as a concerto soloist with various ensembles, including the Grammy Award-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Valdosta Symphony, and the Meridian Symphony. Britton-René won the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra concerto competition during her undergraduate studies and is currently pursuing her Masters in Percussion Performance and Chamber Music at the University of Michigan. Britton-René proudly endorses Vic Firth sticks and mallets, Zildjian Cymbals, and Marimba One instruments.

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