Patrick Collins is a music educator located in Cumming, GA. He currently teaches Music Technology and Piano at Lanier High School (LHS) in Gwinnett County. He also assists with the LHS Marching Band as well as the LHS Jazz Band. In addition to his work at LHS, Patrick maintains a private studio, and has worked with the Liberty Middle School, North Forsyth Middle School, and North Forsyth High School bands. He has also served as a visual and brass instructor with the marching bands of North Forsyth, West Forsyth, and Lambert High Schools, as well as The Walker School. Students of Patrick have been selected to attend various honor band events including the University of Georgia JanFest, the University of Georgia MidFest, the Georgia District Nine Honor Band, and the Georgia All-State Band.
Patrick is currently persuing his Master of Education in Instructional Technology from Kennesaw State University. Patrick recieved his Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Kennesaw State University (KSU) in 2018. At KSU, he studied trumpet with Dr. Douglas Lindsey, Michael Tiscione, and Ryan Moser. He also studied conducting with Dr. David Kehler and Dr. Debra Traficante. During his tenure, Patrick was an active member of the KSU Concert Bands. He served two years as principal trumpet for the KSU Concert Band, and he was an inaugural member of the KSU Wind Symphony, for which he also served two years as principal trumpet and an ensemble assistant. Patrick was also an inaugural member of the Kennesaw State University “Marching Owls,” for which he has served as a trumpet section leader and truck crew captain. In addition to these ensembles, he has been a member of the KSU Trumpet Ensemble, which performed at the International Trumpet Guild Conference (Cleveland, OH; 2015) and the Trumpet Festival of the Southeast (Columbus, GA; 2017), and KSU Jazz Ensembles.
Patrick is a member of the National Association for Music Education and Phi Kappa Lambda Music Education Honor Society. He served as the President of the Kennesaw State University chapter of CNAfME. He is the recipient of the McCloy / Lantzy Memorial Music Scholarship as well as the Kennesaw State University Retired Teacher’s Association Scholarship. In addition to his musical awards and affiliations, Patrick has earned his Eagle Scout Rank from the Boy Scouts of America.