Renee Collins, a Room 17 Production, came to the University of Kentucky on a full music scholarship to major in piano and music education following in the footsteps of other Boyd County, KY area musical and choral giants, Joe Barnett and Gina Scaggs. Soon after her arrival, she joined the University of Kentucky Chorus where she was encouraged to both sing in and accompany the UK Chorus. She later joined the University of Kentucky Choristers and was elected their President in 1983 where she enjoyed being a cast member of A Shaker Worship Service, singing in A Gift of Music concerts and being a rehearsal pianist for The Best of Broadway Concerts with the Lexington Philharmonic. Renee graduated from UK in 1984 with a degree in Music Education and from Xavier University in 1994 with a degree in Executive Human Resource Development. Renee has found many ways to combine her passion for music and business as she owns and manages own consulting firm. She is Executive Director of the non-profit corporation Room 17 Productions and formed The Sara Holroyd Singers. Renee is currently a training consultant for The Office of Institutional Diversity at the University of Kentucky and has served her community as a member of the Parks and Recreation Board. In 2015, Renee co-produced of “The Tribute to Sara Holroyd Concert” held at the Singletary Center for the Arts. In 2017, she was appointed Chairperson of the University of Kentucky School of Music Alumni Association.
Warren Cobb, a Room 17 Production, came to the University of Kentucky after Sara Holroyd visited Henry Clay High School’s Chorus in 1979 when Warren was a Senior. Sara encouraged him to bring his tenor voice to the University Chorus and pursue music as a career. As a result of this chance encounter, Warren acquired a Bachelor of Arts in Music in 1985 and pursued a life-long dream of becoming a working musician and performing in the arts. While at UK, Warren was a member of The UK Chorus, The UK Choristers and the prestigious UK Chorale. Warren participated in A Shaker Worship Service, The Madrigal Dinners and three Robert Shaw-directed performances. He became a well- known musician and songwriter in the Lexington area and his versatile guitar styles and vocals were heard in such groups as The Tim Lake Little Big Band, The Castaways, The Mag7, Cross Country and Music Works. In 2015, Warren co-produced “The Tribute To Sara Holroyd” Concert held at the Singletary Center for the Arts. Warren is Executive Director of the non-profit corporation Room 17 Productions, performs with The Sara Holroyd Singers, teaches guitar and music lessons, and worked as a Production Assistant and in Transportation for movie production companies that film in Kentucky. He is currently the Line Producer for Red Barn Radio in Lexington, KY.
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