Erin Collins graduated from the O’Neill C.V.I. Music Department and later returned in the role of music educator in 1998 after graduating from the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Music and Faculty of Education. Erin was the recipient of the University Gold Medal in Music Education (1996) and of the Don Wright Scholarship for Music (1997), recognition from both Faculties for outstanding achievement. Erin currently serves on the Executive of the Ontario Vocal Festival organization as Past Executive Director where she has had numerous opportunities to learn from esteemed choral conductors. Erin has greatly enjoyed this new venture of directing the “older kids” of Nuance.