Guitar | Piano | VoiceColleen Ringvold
Schedule: Tue | Thu
Colleen began her professional career at age fifteen as a lead vocalist with several bands and orchestras, performing throughout the Midwest. After graduating cum laude from The University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance, finishing her senior year as the recipient of the Theodore Presser Music Scholarship, Colleen moved to Boston to pursue a career as a singer-songwriter, and has written and produced four original albums of music, garnering praise in national and international magazines, including Performing Songwriter, Sing Out (U.S.), and Maverick Magazine (U.K.).
Her music has received independent airplay all over the world, including the legendary Bob Harris Show on BBC Radio, and multiple internet platforms including Spotify and Sirius XM radio. Colleen’s songs have also been licensed for film and television by Universal Studios and CBS Television in Los Angeles.
Highlights of Colleen’s singing career include jingles and commercials for radio and television, including Nike, and as the featured soprano on Alfred Hitchcock’s post-mortum release for the Face of Evil documentary film released by NFL Films. She has also recorded backround vocals for several independent artists and producers in the U.S.
Colleen co-founded the Nashville To Norway Music Festival, bringing hit Nashville songwriters to Norway in 2010 and 2011, where she headlined with her band Kicking Stars, featuring legendary guitarist Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie, The Cure).
As a seasoned music instructor, Colleen is known for her gentle, positive, and thorough approach while building confidence and enthusiasm in her students.
Many of her students have excelled in music, winning music scholarships, contests, and continuing professional solo careers.
Colleen continues to perform nationally and internationally, and features her original music on her website www.oursongsradio.com, in collaboration with her husband J.P. Ringvold.
Colleen McFarland Ringvold Performing Instruments and Equipment:
Steinway and Yamaha acoustic pianos, Takimine and Taylor acoustic guitars, Epiphone sunburst electric guitar, Boss/Dan Electro pedals, Line 6 and Roland amplifiers, Turbo Sound System
Recording and Studio Equipment:
Studio One, Native Instrument, Microphones: SE electronics, Slate, Shure, Sennheiser, Yamaha Mixing console
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