Dr. David Collier is Professor of Percussion and Director of Percussion Studies at Illinois State University. In addition, he is Associate Director of the School of Music and has been designated as a University Professor by the ISU Office of the Provost.
Dr. Collier is currently principal timpanist with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, the Peoria Symphony Orchestra and the Heartland Festival Orchestra. He has served as timpanist with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, the Sinfonia da camera, the Laredo Philharmonic and the Corpus Christi Symphony. In addition, Collier is also active as a freelance percussionist and has performed with artists such as Celtic Woman, Mannheim Steamroller, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Hamlisch, Joel Gray, Mitzi Gaynor, Henry Mancini, Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, Petula Clark, Tommy Tune, Roger Williams, Shirley Jones and Bobby Vinton.
Dr. Collier received his Bachelor of Music degree from Florida State University, his Master of Music degree from Indiana University--where he was awarded a Performer’s Certificate--and his doctorate in Percussion Performance and Electronic Music from the University of Illinois.
Dr. Collier is a Performing Artist for Yamaha and an artist/clinician for Sabian cymbals, Innovative Percussion, Grover Pro Percussion, Evans drumheads and Latin Percussion. Dr. Collier also serves as Percussion Coordinator for the Music for All Honor Band of America and the Summer Percussion Symposium. In addition, he has served as an adjudicator for Drum Corps International and Bands of America.
234.001Applied Music (Advanced Percussion)
134.001Applied Music (Percussion)
117.001Group Instruction In Percussion
MUS 117 -- Group Percussion
MUS 134 -- Applied Percussion
MUS 234 -- Applied Percussion - Advanced
MUS 434 -- Applied Percussion - Graduate
MUS 139A20 -- Percussion Ensemble
MUS 239A20 -- Percussion Ensemble - Advanced
MUS 439A20 -- Percussion Ensemble - Graduate
MUS 330A40 -- Percussion Pedagogy & Literature