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Huntsville, AL 35805  |  256-534-3131

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Valley Conservatory

Renee Collins

Piano/keyboarding/Viola/Violin/Conducting/Theory

Dr. Beatrice Renee Collins-Williams is the founding Director of the Valley Conservatory. Since its inception in 1998, the Valley Conservatory has exposed hundreds of young people in the Huntsville/Madison County community from elementary through college age to the arts.

Her experiences cross several disciplines that include conducting, teaching and performing. As a conductor, she has directed several orchestras across the country including the Colorado Symphony, Women's Philharmonic (San Francisco), Denver Young Artists Orchestra, the Huntsville Youth Orchestra, Alabama All-State Reading Orchestra, West Tennessee All-State Orchestra, Oakwood College Symphony, Michigan State University Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra and members of the Aspen School of Music Festival Orchestra, where she was a conducting scholarship recipient.

During her Doctoral studies at Michigan State University, she conducted the Michigan State University Symphony and Chamber orchestras in various theater performances, served as a vocal director for several opera/musical theater productions, and presented the first concert of symphonic music by composers of African American descent.

In addition to her conducting experiences, Dr. Collins has performed with several orchestras including the Greeley Philharmonic, Midland Symphony Orchestra and Denver Young Artist Orchestra, where she was a member of the viola section. She has taught music education on all levels; applied piano and viola on the college level; and has worked in administration at Michigan State University where she served as an academic advisor to undergraduate students for the College of Arts and Letters.

Dr. Collins holds dual bachelor's degrees in Music Education and Piano Performance from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Michigan State University. Her biography is listed in the International Who's Who in Music.



Renee Collins instructs the following:
  • String Camp 1 pm - 4pm
  • String Camp $125 - 5 day camp

    Ages 7 - 15 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    An array of fun-filled activities that are structured according to age group appropriateness for students with no prior experience and for students with 1-2 years experience.  Instruments and fundamental instruction will be provided on violin, viola, cello and bass for students with no prior experience.


    Students will be presented in a culminating performance at the end of camp.

    Camp location:
    Valley Conservatory Ste. B
    5650 Sanderson St
    Huntsville, AL 35805

    COME TO LEARN, COME TO PLAY!


  • String Camp 9am-11am
  • String Camp $125 - 5 day camp
    June 26 thru June 30

    Ages 4 -6   9am - 11am

    • Instruments and fundamental instruction will be provided on violin, viola, cello, and bass for students with no prior experience.
    • Students with experience must bring their own instruments and will be divided into chamber groups according to level of performance.
    • An array of fun-filled activities that are structured according to age group appropriateness.
    • Students will be presented in a culminating performance at the end of camp.
    Camp location:
    Valley Conservatory Ste. B
    5650 Sanderson St
    Huntsville, AL 35805
     
    COME TO LEARN, COME TO PLAY!