Harrison J. Collins (b. 1999) began composing at the young age of fourteen. Since then, he has made a name for himself across the United States as a skilled upcoming composer. 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 Grand Mesa Music Publishers, C. Alan Publications, and Ars Nova Music. He is a winner of numerous composition competitions, including the Dallas Winds 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 acclaimed West Point Band.
Harrison currently studies at Illinois State University with Dr. Roy Magnuson, where he is seeking a degree in music composition and music education.