a native of Missouri earned her Bachelor of Music at Brigham Young University. She has soloed in Handel’s ‘Messiah’ with the Utah Valley Choral Society, the Utah Symphony Chorus and the Oratorio Society; in Bach’s ‘Mass in B minor’ with the Ralph Woodward Chorale, ‘Vivaldi Gloria’ with the Oratorio Society and in the Durufle requiem with the Utah Symphony. She debuted a new work entitled ‘Passage to Glory’ with the Wasatch Choral. She sang the role of the Second Witch in Utah Opera’s production of ‘MacBeth’, and she was a performer in Utah Opera’s Opera-in-the-Schools program for three years. She played the role of Mary’s mother in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ production of ‘Savior of the World’ and the role of Elizabeth in Lex de Azevedo’s ‘Gloria’.
Colleen was awarded the title of Meistersinger in Utah’s Mozart Festival, was a finalist in the San Francisco Opera regional auditions and participated in Utah Opera’s first ever Young Artist Program. She was a Utah district finalist in Denver in the 1992, 1994, and 1995 Metropolitan Opera Auditions, where she received the Sylvia Learner Wollman memorial award. She has also earned first-place at NATSAA. Recently, she’s been performing with Utah Lyric Opera in several different venues, and can be seen weekly on national television singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.