Colton Wansitler is working as a freelance musician throughout Michigan. He has performed with many symphonies such as the Chautauqua Symphony, Jackson Symphony, Lansing Symphony, West Michigan Symphony, Canton Symphony, and the Oregon Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared as a soloist at the Chautauqua Institute and played with the Chautauqua Summer Music Festival Orchestra during the summers of 2015, 2014, and 2013. Additionally, he has performed on the Music at St. Paul’s Concert Series in 2014 and 2012. He was the winner of the University of Michigan - Flint Concerto Competition, which led to solo performances with the Wind Symphony in 2012 and 2011.
Colton is currently working towards his Doctorate of Musical Arts at Michigan State University, where he plays with the MSU Symphony Orchestra, and the MSU Wind Symphony. With the MSU Wind Symphony, Colton performed at The Midwest Clinic: An International Band and Orchestra Conference in 2013. Additionally, in 2014 the MSU Wind Symphony went on a tour through the Midwest which led him to play at Carnegie Hall.
Colton received his Bachelors from the University of Michigan - Flint in 2012, where he studied with Dr. Jessica Cech. He later received his Masters of Music in Flute Performance from Michigan State University in 2014, where he currently studies with Richard Sherman. He has also studied with Sharon Sparrow and Ervin Monroe.