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Jeremy Collins
Jeremy Collins

Jeremy Collins provides group and private guitar lessons at Toedtman School of Music in Cincinnati. He recently completed his Masters degree in classical guitar with William Kanengiser at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles. Jeremy also holds a Bachelors degree from of the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied with renowned guitarist Jason Vieaux. His previous teachers also include Rodney Stucky from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Michael Patilla, guitar instructor at the Masterworks Performing Arts Festival in Winona Lake, Indiana.

Jeremy has received first prizes at the following solo guitar competitions:

  • 2011 ASTA/Aaron Green Guitar Competition in Los Angeles
  • 2010 Columbus State Univ. Guitar Symposium Competition (Columbus, GA)
  • 2009 Dominguez Hills Solo Competition in Los Angeles
  • 2009 “Classical Minds” Guitar Competition in Houston, TX
  • 2009 Appalachian State Guitar Fest Solo Competition in Boone, NC
  • 2008 East Carolina University Solo Guitar Competition in Greenville, NC
  • 2007 Rantucci International Guitar Competition in Buffalo, NY

He was also recently a finalist and prizewinner in the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition in Columbus, GA; the Tennessee Classical Guitar Competition; and the University of Louisville Guitar Competition.

Jeremy has previously earned first prizes at the Society of American Musicians pre-college guitar competition; the Blue Ash-Montgomery Symphony Young Artist Competition; the Masterworks Festival student concerto competition; the “National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts” national talent search and recognition program, and was invited to perform on NPR’s “From the Top” national radio program at the age of 16. 

Jeremy has appeared in performances at the East Carolina University Guitar Workshop; for the Greater Houston Guitar Guild; the Cincinnati Guitar Society; the Greater Cleveland Classical Guitar Society; The Park Cities Presbyterian Church Performing Arts Series in Dallas: the Mid-day Music in Oxford (OH) recital series; the Laredo Philharmonic Rising Star recital series; and as soloist with the Masterworks Festival Orchestra; the Blue-Ash Montgomery Symphony in Cincinnati; and with the Starling Chamber Orchestra in the world premier of Timothy O’Neill’s “Johnny Appleseed,” which included a performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. 

Mr. Collins was recently featured on Cleveland’s local cable television program “Face the Music,” shown on the Cox Communications Network.

In addition to performing, Jeremy is also a dedicated teacher, having taught masterclasses, group guitar classes, and private students since 2004.

 Jeremy enjoys composing and performing his original compositions and arrangements, and performs on a German double-top guitar by Gernot Wagner. Check out Jeremy’s website!

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