Cheryl Collins — Music Instructor
Cheryl Collins was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. She began studying the piano at age 6 and the organ at 12. In 1978, she graduated from Pacific Union College in Angwin, California, with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education. In 1980, she earned a Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Southern California and in 1982 completed the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson. While there, she majored in Piano Performance and minored in Music History and Harpsicord. She began her college teaching career in 1981 with a five year stint at Canadian Union College in Lacombe, Alberta. The she met her husband David whom she married in 1986. After a year at Leeward Community College in Aiea, Hawaii, she moved to Portland, Oregon where she taught piano and organ at Linfield College in McMinnville from 1989-2005. David, Cheryl and their two sons, Ryan and Christopher, moved to Farmington, NM, in July of 2005 when David was tranferred to teach the middle grades and Band at Pinon Hills Christian School. Cheryl joined the faculty at San Juan College in January of 2006.
Associate Professor of Music