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Dave Collins

BA (Hons) (Dunelm) I, FSCO

Composer and Arranger

Dave Collins

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Manchester


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Dave has recently graduated from the University of Durham with a First Class Honours degree in Music. At the university he specialized in composition with Dr. Richard Rijnvos, arranging and conducting with Ray Farr and Orchestration with Dr. Bennet Zon.

Dave began playing the trumpet at aged 9 through lessons at his local primary school led by Rochdale Music Service. His teachers have included Eric Landon, Ian Nelson, Ian Porthouse and Stuart Lingard. Dave played regularly through school and Sixth Form and attended Rochdale Music Service until September 2010.

Dave composes a wide variety of music for Brass Band through his position as Composer-In-Residence of The Fishburn Band (NE Championship Section). He is also the Composer-in-Association with the City of Cardiff Band (Welsh Championship Section) with Musical Director Gareth Ritter.

Outside of band music Dave writes contemporary chamber works focusing on using minimalist, serialist and aleatoric processes.

Dave's compositions have been performed throughout the country by a variety of leading soloists and ensembles including Charley Brighton, Desford Colliery Band, The Fishburn Band, The Milnrow Band, and The Band of the Kings Division of the British Army.

Dave's first work for band, Lament was premiered by The Milnrow Band in 2008 conducted by John Ward and from this point his compositions and arrangements have been played across the world.

Commissions have been received from the Aalborg Brass Band, Nordvestjysk Brass Band, Rochdale Music Service, Bon Accord Band, Durham University, Beverley Band and the Belle Vue Band among others, and he is always looking to collaborate on new ideas.

Dave is currently working on a project with Schott Music Publishing to adapt a number of works for band of the British minimalist composer Steve Martland as well as fulfilling a number of commissions he has received.

 

 



Regent Hall Concerts - Jubilee Brass Quintet

Friday 29 May • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. (Opposite RESERVED). London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Altrincham

Saturday 30 May • Altrincham Garrick Playhouse, Barrington Road, Altrincham. WA14 1HZ


Contest: scaba Entertainments

Sunday 31 May • The Hawth in Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ


Regent Hall Concerts - International Trombone Ensemble

Friday 5 June • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. (Opposite RESERVED). London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


Foden's Band - Parr Hall, Warrington

Thursday 11 June • Pyramid Parr Hall, Palmyra Square S, Warrington WA1 1BL


Deepcar Brass Band

May 23 • Deepcar Band has a vacancy for a MUSICAL DIRECTOR. We are a 3rd section contesting band, rehearsing Monday & Friday nights.Our bandroom is equal distance to Sheffield, Barnsley & Huddersfield.


Chadderton Band

May 21 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections + EUPH and percussion. Come along to one of our rehearsals.


Lofthouse Brass Band

May 21 • Lofthouse Brass Band is looking for a Solo Trombone who is interested in being a part of our award winning ensemble! We are looking to not only fill vacancies, but to also continue to build for our future!


Duncan A. Beckley

BA, MA
Conductor, adjudicator, band trainer and teacher


               

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