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Meet "Rhapsody on the Rio" Composer, Dr. Colin Campbell Posted: 4/20/17

Meet "Rhapsody on the Rio" Composer, Dr. Colin Campbell


Colin Campbell
Dr. Colin Campbell, TAMIU Organist  

Dr. Colin Campbell joined Texas A&M International University in Fall 2013 as University Organist and assistant professor. Since then he has performed recitals which highlight his improvisational skills. Campbell has played at the TAMIU Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium’s showing of “Mystery of the Christmas Star,” silent film showings of “Faust,” “The Phantom of the Opera” and “El Automóvil Gris” and at the TAMIU College of Arts and Sciences Department of Fine and Performing Arts monthly “Music on the Menu.”

He is also composer in residence for the Laredo Phil. 

Campbell is a native of South Africa and holds his Ph.D. in Church Music from North-West University of Potchefstroom, South Africa. His Master of Music in Performing Arts-Organ was earned cum laude at the University of Port Elizabeth (UPE) in South Africa. He received the Post Graduate Award for the Most Outstanding Dissertation in any discipline. 

His Bachelor of Music was also received cum laude at UPE. He also holds the Performer’s Licentiate in Organ UPLM (Unisa) with distinction from the University of South Africa.

He is the recipient of numerous academic and performance awards including North-West University’s Institutional Award for Ph.D. Studies; a First Prize in Organ Category, National Classical Music Competition and is a research grant recipient for Ph.D. studies in church music from the South African Church Organists Society, among others.

In 2016 he received the Rotary Foundation International Paul Harris Fellow Award.

Campbell is a member of the American Guild of Organists.