Colton is a multi-faceted trumpet player currently recording and performing in various classical, jazz, and rock ensembles around the Denver area. From 2013 until 2015, Colton toured the world playing lead trumpet in the showband on a luxury cruise ship. During this time, he had the opportunity to play alongside such acts as Michel Bell from The Fifth Dimension and Joseph Leo Bwarie from the hit Broadway production Jersey Boys. In 2012, Colton was selected as a semi-finalist for the National Trumpet Competition undergraduate solo division. After performing, he advanced into the finalist category, which put him among the top six soloists in the nation. Colton graduated from the University of Colorado in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance. During his time at CU, he played key roles in the Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Jazz, and small brass ensembles. Some notable instructors include Terry Sawchuk and Patrick Tillery.