Dave Collins is a Graduate of Grey College, University of Durham with a First Class Honours Degree in Music. He specialised in acoustical composition with Richard Rijnvos, Sam Hayden and Eric Egan. He also composed for fixed media electronics supervised by Peter Manning and Simone Tasrsitani. Further studies were undertaken with Ray Farr (Conducting and Arranging), Bennet Zon (Orchestration), and Huw Thomas (Conducting and Trumpet Performance).
Dave is the Composer-in-Residence of the Fishburn (RMT) Band and Boarshurst Silver Band. He is also the Composer-in-Association of City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Band.