Colin Campbell

 

 

Dr. Colin Campbell is a tenured, Associate Professor of Music/University Organist at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas. He is active as a concert organist, collaborative pianist and chamber musician. Prior to relocating to the U.S.A. in 2013, he lectured music theory and music technology at the North-West University, and organ at the Nelson Mandela University in South Africa. Holding a M.Mus. degree (cum laude) from the University of Port Elizabeth and a Ph.D. from the North-West University (Potchefstroom), he continued his studies in organ improvisation, interpretation, and music technology at the Utrecht School of the Arts in the Netherlands.

 

His composition, Rapsodía del Rio Grande is the centerpiece of a documentary program, Rhapsody on the Rio Grande: A Confluence of Culture, which was awarded with a Texas Emmy Award in 2017. This composition was commissioned to include Mariachi, Organ, and Orchestra.

Dr. Campbell launched a monthly concert series promoting the organ in combination with a variety of instruments and styles, including Jazz. He also presents the popular Silent Movie Saturday series, improvising to silent films.

Colin was recently nominated by TAMIU’s Provost, and subsequently accepted to the Texas Academics Leadership Academy.