Professional Studio Southeast Portland, Oregon

(503) 775-2894 collinheade@aol.com



Collin G. Heade currently celebrates his seventh season as artistic director, conductor of the Westside Community & Youth Orchestra in Hillsboro; and sixth season as conductor of the Junior Symphony of Vancouver. He has led the Willamette Falls Symphony in concert, and serves as associate conductor. He is the former artistic director, conductor of the North Oregon Coast Symphony where for eight seasons he enjoyed outstanding approval from audiences on his creative and varied programming. 

In 2014 Collin was selected as a finalist for The American Prize in Orchestral Programming celebrating American excellence in the performing arts.

Collin has earnestly taken up composing and has written pieces for solo piano; bassoon and piano; piccolo and tuba; a trio for flute, clarinet and double bass; a piano trio for violin, cello and piano; a string quintet; two pieces for full orchestra; and a piece for SATB choir with solo instruments flute, violin, cello, piano and percussion. More information can be found on the Compositions Page of his web     

                       site PortlandCello.com. All scores, parts, and mpeg4 are available 

                       upon request.

                       A member of the Conductors Guild he has attended workshops with         

                       the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony

                       Orchestra and a Beyond the Baton seminar with members of the             

                       Norwalk Symphony. 

                       Mr. Heade is also a cellist and has performed as principal with the   

                       Oregon Chamber Players, Willamette Falls Symphony, and the  

                       Oregon Arts Orchestra, with whom he has toured in Munich,

                       Salzburg, Vienna, Prague, Rome, Montecatini and Venice. He is also a

                       member of the Oregon Chamber Players Quartet, performing with

                       flute, oboe & viola.

                       Internationally renowned Vancouver composer, the late Matt Doran,

                       dedicated Three Movements For Cello and Piano for Collin in 2013. 

                       Mr. Heade is a native Oregonian and holds a Bachelor of Arts from

                       Portland State University. His principal teachers have included

                       Tomas Svoboda and John Trudeau, orchestral; David Wilson, choral;

                       Hamilton Cheifetz and Dorien de Léon, cello. 

                       As a long time member of the Conductors Guild, American String

                       Teachers Association and Oregon Cello Society, Collin teaches

                       privately at his home studio in Portland and at Valley Catholic

                       School in Beaverton. In 2017 one of his students performed in

                       Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House in the High School

                       Honors Performance Series.

                       Collin enjoys his home life immensely with spouse Cameretta. His

                       daughter, Julie, is an Industry Relations Specialist at Banfield Pet  

                       Hospital’s headquarters in Vancouver, WA.