Professional Studio Southeast Portland, Oregon

(503) 775-2894 collinheade@aol.com



Collin G. Heade currently celebrates his 6th season as conductor of the Junior Symphony of Vancouver and 7th season as artistic director/conductor of the Westside Community & Youth Orchestra in Hillsboro (wcyo.org). He has led the Willamette Falls Symphony in concert, and serves as associate conductor. For eight seasons he was also was the artistic director/conductor for the North Oregon Coast Symphony. He as well has been 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 & piano; duet for piccolo & tuba; a trio for flute, clarinet & double bass; a string quintet; two pieces for SATB choir with solo instruments flute, violin, cello, trumpet, tuba, piano & percussion; and two pieces for full orchestra. Earlier this year he finished four movements of his piano trio, “the Tempestuous,” for violin, cello & piano. In April he finished “Five Nuances,” Trio for Double Reeds & Harp, for oboe/English horn, bassoon/contra bassoon & harp. More information can be found on the Compositions Page of his web site: PortlandCello.com.

                                 Collin has attended Conductor Guild workshops with

                                 the Virginia, Baltimore and Norwalk Symphonies.

                                 As a cellist Collin 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 Terme,

                                 Venice, and most recently Spain and Portugal. He is also a

                                 member of the Oregon Chamber Players Quartet, performing

                                 with flute, oboe & viola.

                                 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.


                                 Internationally renowned composer, the late Matt Doran,

                                 dedicated his composition Three Movements for Cello &

                                 Piano to him.                           


                                 Mr. Heade teaches cello privately at his home studio in Portland

                                 at the Valley Catholic Music School in Beaverton. One of his

                                 students recently performed with the Honors Performance  

                                 Series, whom performed in Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera

                                 House this past year.

                                 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.