A native of Cincinnati, Dr. Richardson earned the Bachelor of Arts Degree in music at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia as a student of David Oliver. Collin continued his music studies earning the Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance from Emory University where he was awarded a Full Graduate Fellowship as a student of Timothy Albrecht, and completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance with additional studies in piano pedagogy at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. In the summer of 2007, Collin took courses and participated in masterclasses in England, France, and Germany with some of the most renowned organists in the field. In 2008, Collin was awarded the second place prize at the National Organ Competition sponsored by the National Association of Negro Musicians, and was a prize winner in the Atlanta Chapter of the American Guild of Organists’ competition in organ performance. He has served as guest organist on several occasions including venues in New York, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Ohio, and Hamilton, Bermuda.