Kevin Collins

Kevin Collins

Associate Professor

SA 151


Master’s degree University of Texas-Austin (Wind Conducting); Bachelor’s degree from University of Michigan (Low Brass/Trombone Performance/Music Education)

Kevin Collins has been a member of the UW-Green Bay faculty since 1988. He was appointed Director of Bands in 1995, and served as Chair of the Music Program from 1998-2003, and again from 2009-2012. Professor Collins directs the UW-Green Bay Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, teaches conducting/rehearsal techniques and studio low brass. He also supervises instrumental student teachers. In the summer, he directs the UW-Green Bay Band, Choral and Orchestra Camps. In 1998, he founded the “UW-Green Bay State Bound Honor Band” for students who have received outstanding ratings for solo performances at WSMA and MSBOA district festivals. Professor Collins is a frequent guest conductor, speaker, clinician and adjudicator, and has conducted honor bands throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest, as well as middle and high school bands, youth orchestras, community bands, collegiate, and professional ensembles. His innovative programming concepts have received mention by award winning author Corey Doctorow on the highly popular “Boingboing” web site, which in turn linked to sites world-wide.

In 2000, he was recognized as “Distinguished Alumnus” and delivered the commencement address for over 600 graduates of John Glenn High School in, Westland, Michigan. As a trombonist he has performed with the Green Bay Symphony, Civic Symphony of Green Bay, the Phoenix Brass Trio, and national touring shows at the Weidner Center. An advocate for music in our schools, he is currently President of the Preble High School Music Parents in Green Bay.

Professor Collins holds a Bachelor’s degree from University of Michigan (Low Brass/Trombone Performance/Music Education), a Master’s degree University of Texas-Austin (Wind Conducting) and has done additional study in instrumental conducting at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His wife Nancy is adjunct flute instructor at UWGB.