Colin has been on Music History Faculty at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute since 2013, and is currently the Program Music History Coordinator, in addition to being the principal lecturer. He is a board member for the website SongHelix, as the editor for Nordic art song. He has appeared as a guest lecturer at the Mannes School of Music in Graduate performance practice and Concordia College, with upcoming lectures including a week long series of classes on Nordic Art Song and Phonetics in Graduate Vocal Literature at his alma mater University of Illinois: Champaign-Urbana, a Lecture Recital on the implementation of Icelandic Vocal Repertoire in Higher Education at the Sam Houston State University Art Song Festival, and Icelandic Art Song repertory at University of Wisconsin: Oshkosh as a guest of noted Scandinavian music expert Anna Hersey. He will be presenting with research partner Cayla Rosché the paper “Performance practice and pedagogical studies within the idiomatic quality of the Icelandic language in establishing a national art song tradition” at the annual Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study conference in May 2021. He additionally recorded for both WNYC in New York City, as well as National Public Radio, discussing the music of Richard Wagner on a segment entitled "The Sexual Mystery" in the internationally broadcast weeklong show, The Tristan Mysteries.
Regularly requested for consultation to aid repertoire selections, Colin frequently works with University professors, students at the Doctoral, Masters, and Undergraduate level, and Young Artists programs. Colin Levin is a Nordic Song specialist, with an especially extensive background in the repertoire and lyric diction of Icelandic art song. He additional specializes in Repertoire Diversification, with significant experience in programming queer, female, and BIPOC composers, in the anticipation of this being the industry standard. He will be presenting a series of courses for The Empowered Musician in 2021 focusing on the implementation of female/BIPOC composers for the Studio teacher.
Colin Levin holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Musicology from the Oberlin Conservatory, and a Master of Music Degree in Vocal Literature from the University of Illinois: Champaign-Urbana, in addition to extensive Vocal Literature study at the Doctoral level at Rutgers University. He began researching Nordic Song post a winter term in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2007, with specific focus on Icelandic song following an artist-in-residence position at the Landakotsskóli School in Reykjavík, Iceland in the Spring of 2017.
Below is a list of the different courses, coachings, and consultations that Colin offers, as well as their description. To inquire about any of the following, please email Colin directly.