Collin Gibb, son of Nathan and Suzanne Gibb, is this year’s Sterling Scholar for vocal performance. His interest in music has stemmed from living in a family where music is valued and has an ever-present influence. He began playing the piano at the age of 6. His mom taught him, but after three years of lessons, he began teaching himself. At the age of 8 he received a guitar for Christmas. Since then, he has been playing and teaching others the basics of the instrument. His guitar playing is accompanied with composition of his own songs, which he performs for friends and family at local acoustic shows.
He is currently planning his own acoustic show set for April 19 at the old hotel on Commercial Street now known as The ArtVault. For this first show, he is raising awareness for teen depression. Music has always been a great outlet for him, and he hopes to share that benefit with others.
Collin is currently a member of Morgan High’s Ovation! chamber choir. He has been a member for two years and is now the tenor section leader.
This year, Collin took on the role of Jimmy Smith, the male lead in Morgan High’s production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. He was also invited to sing at the University of Utah’s opera workshop, and was accepted into their vocal performance program.
He plans to incorporate music into his career path. Collin appreciates the support from the community and of his teachers through middle school and high school who have inspired him and instilled a greater appreciation and love for music. He is honored to represent Morgan High as the first vocal performance sterling scholar.