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Zach Collins

Zach CollinsAssociate Professor

Tuba and Euphonium

Contact Information

Cogswell Hall 315


Courses Taught

Applied Tuba and Euphonium

Tubaphonium Ensemble

Music History I

Theory I and II

Theory Skills II


DMA, University of Southern California

MM, University of Southern California

BM, Texas Christian University


Zach Collins is associate professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. At IUP, Zach teaches applied lessons to all tuba and euphonium majors, leads the IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble, and teaches music history and theory. Zach performs with the Hoodlebug Brass Quintet (IUP’s faculty brass quintet), Keystone Wind Ensemble, and Keystone Chamber Winds and is currently acting principal tuba with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.  

Recent solo and chamber engagements have taken him to Russia, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, New York, and Washington, D.C., in addition to Pennsylvania. His interpretation of William Kraft’s “Encounters II for Solo Tuba” was released on Cambria Master Recordings in August 2009.  Zach has performed with ensembles such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pacific Symphony, Festival Orchestra of the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, Riverside County Philharmonic, Santa Barbara Symphony, Monterey Symphony, Texas Chamber Orchestra, Texas Wind Symphony, and the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra as well as on several motion pictures, including Spider-Man 3, Pirates of the Carribean: At World’s End, X-Men 3, Bobby, Next, Rocky Balboa, and Live Free or Die Hard.

Zach Collins earned his Bachelor of Music in Tuba Performance from Texas Christian University (2003) and his Master of Music (2005) and Doctor of Music (2007) in Tuba Performance from the University of Southern California. While at TCU, Zach’s primary studies were with Richard Murrow, a freelance musician in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. At USC, his teachers were Jim Self and Tommy Johnson, both studio musicians, and Norm Pearson, principal tubist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.


IUP Tuba and Euphonium Studio

HoodleBug Brass

  • Music Department
  • Cogswell Hall, Room 103
    422 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1071
  • Phone: 724-357-2390
  • Fax: 724-357-1324
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.