HARRISON J. COLLINS (b. 1999) began composing at the age of fourteen. Since then, he has made a name for himself as a skilled upcoming composer across the United States. He combines his musical studies in academic settings with years of self-teaching and a strong intuition to write music that challenges and connects to performers and listeners alike.
His works for wind ensemble and orchestra are published by C. Alan Publications, Grand Mesa Music Publishers, and Ars Nova Music. He is a winner of numerous composition competitions, including the Dallas Winds Brass Fanfare Competition, the Sam Houston State University Texas Emerging Composers Composition Competition, the National Young Composers Challenge, the Austin Symphony Orchestra's Texas Young Composers Competition, and multiple Fifteen Minutes of Fame competitions held by Vox Novus, including one in which his work was selected for performance by the West Point Band. His music has also made an appearance at The Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference.
Harrison currently studies at Illinois State University with Roy Magnuson, where he is seeking a degree in music composition and music education.
CURRENT AND UPCOMING PROJECTS
- Till We Meet Again - Wind Ensemble
- The Deer and the Owl - arrangement for Wind Ensemble; Francisco Martinez/arr. Collins