Mr. Williams is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina,
where prior to CR North, he served as the Drumline instructor for the East Carolina University Marching Pirates. Colin has dual Bachelor degrees in Music Education and in Music Composition and Theory from East Carolina University as well as a Master’s degree in Music Performance from Rutgers University. During his time as a student, Colin was a featured soloist and principal percussionist for multiple ensembles, including (but not limited to) the RU Wind Ensemble, HELIX New Music Ensemble, ECU Symphony, and ECU Wind Ensemble. Colin was also the head percussion instructor and arranger at Riverside High School in Williamston, NC from 2011-2014. At Riverside HS, he helped the drumline compete nationally in the US Bands circuit. The percussion section placed consistently within the top five within Open AA Class, and medaled twice. He also served as an instructor at Havelock High School and Cary High School. Colin performed with the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps (DCI-World Class Finalist) and the GMU Indoor Drumline (WGI-Independent World Class), and was a section leader for both ForzaEAST Independent (WGI-Independent Open Class) and the East Carolina Marching Pirates. Presently, Colin works as a freelance percussionist in Philadelphia and maintains a steady performance career. He performs regularly both with his duo partner in CoDa Percussion Duo and as a touring soloist. Additionally, he is an active private teacher with a small studio of students in Philadelphia.