Colton received his Bachelors (2012) from the University of Michigan - Flint, where he studied with Dr. Jessica Cech. He later received his Doctorate of Music (2021) and Masters of Music in Flute Performance (2014) from Michigan State University, where he studied with Richard Sherman. Additionally, he received a Masters in Arts Management from Michigan State University in 2021. Other teachers include Amanda Blaike, Sharon Sparrow, and Ervin Monroe
I WORK TO UPLIFT HISTORICALLY UNDERREPRESENTED VOICES BY BRINGING THEIR WORK TO STAGES.
Colton Wansitler is faculty at the University of Michigan - Flint's Department of Fine and Performing Arts where he teaches Music History, Chamber Music, and Flute. As an advocate for social justice on and off the performance stage, Colton bridges classical music and community engagement to help children interact with music and be part of the music making process. Ultimately, Colton works to uplift historically underrepresented voices by bringing their work to stages, communities, and programs. As a solo, chamber, and orchestral musician, Colton believes strongly in the power of creating music with friends and the potential that has to change or support the views of those he has the privilege of interacting with.