Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Mr. Craig Collison

Director of Percussion Studies

Associate Professor of Music


  • M.M.E., University of North Texas
  • B.M.E., Washington State University

Teaching Specialties

  • Percussion-Marimba
  • Jazz Vibraphone
  • Drum Set
  • Timpani
  • Afro-Cuban Percussion
  • Orchestral Percussion

Research Interests

  • Jazz Drum Set
  • Afro-Cuban Percussion
  • Jazz Vibraphone
  • Swiss Basle Drumming


  • Member of Educational Team-Vic Firth Percussion

Links of Interests

Vic Firth Percussion: htttp://www.vicfirth.com/education/articles


Craig Collison has been professor of percussion at Arkansas State University since 1998. From 1997-1998 he served as an assistant professor at Western Illinois University where he taught drum set, marching percussion, and jazz band.

Craig was a percussionist with The United States Air Force Concert Band, Washington, D.C. from 1985 to 1996. He received his bachelor's degree from Washington State University, master's degree from The University of North Texas, and completed his doctoral residency at the Eastman School of Music. He has studied with Alan Abel of the Philadelphia Orchestra, John Beck of the Eastman School of Music, and Dr. Robert Schietroma of the University of North Texas. Presently he is a member of the Vic Firth Education Team.

Craig Collison

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-3769
F: (870) 972-3932


Building: Fine Arts Center
Room: Percussion Annex