A native Minnesotan, Colleen White now calls Oregon home, where she is an active performer and educator. She is currently Principal Clarinet of the Salem Chamber Orchestra, and Second Clarinet of the Rogue Valley Symphony. Colleen has also performed with the Eugene Symphony, Oregon Bach Festival, Astoria Music Festival, Oregon Coast Music Festival, Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Ballet, and Lyric Opera of the North.
In addition to teaching at Willamette, she has a private studio in Eugene, and serves as a Graduate Teaching Fellow in the Musicology/Ethnomusicology Department at the University of Oregon. Prior to pursuing to her graduate degrees, Colleen taught band and elementary music in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
She holds a B.M. in Music Education from Ithaca College, and a M.M. in Clarinet Performance from University of Minnesota Duluth. She is currently pursuing a D.M.A. in Clarinet Performance at the University of Oregon with a supporting area in Musicology. Colleen has studied with Louis DeMartino, Michael Galván, Jennifer Gerth, and Theodore Schoen.