Collin Kemeny is a composer whose works range from large, multidisciplinary-shows that utilize found objects and audience participation to intimate concert music. While color and timbre drive his artistic voice, his works thematically explore music's abstract, sentimental, and communicative attributes.
Collin’s most recent works include co-producing and composing A Recipe for Action, an immersive performance that combines structured and improvisatory music, dance, and visual art and raises awareness and resources for the food insecure in Austin, and Wet Dirt, a one-act chamber opera that explores queer stigma through an intimate story of loss and love. Collin holds a DMA from the University of Texas at Austin, a MM from the University of Colorado Boulder, and a BA from Case Western Reserve University. He received commissions by the North Coast Winds, Wild Prairie Winds, Time Canvas Trio, FiveOne Experimental Orchestra, Boulder Altitude Directive, Ajax String Quartet, and others. Collin has earned awards and recognitions from the University of Texas Austin, University of Colorado Boulder, Case Western Reserve University, Vesper, Playground Ensemble, Austin Chamber Music Center, and the Cleveland Chamber Symphony and is a recipient of SOURCE funding, a Rainwater Innovation Grant, Diversity Grant, and a Clock teaching award. Additionally, he held fellowships at the Talis Festival and Academy in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and at the Oregon Bach Festival. Outside of composing, Collin is an avid hiker and gardener - often finding inspiration from nature.