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A-State Closing at 1 pm on Wednesday, March 4

Arkansas State University will be closing at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 due to incoming winter weather. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will be open until 8 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will close at 3 p.m.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will close at 1 p.m.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will close at 1 p.m.
  • Tonight's performance of "12 Angry Men" has been cancelled. Contact the Box Office for refund information.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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(870) 972-3820

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(870) 972-2093

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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