Danielle Collins is an Adjunct Professor at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, where she teaches courses in Music Education. She is the Director of Popular Music at Huntington Beach High School Academy for the Performing Arts, and has worked with traditional and commercial school music programs for fifteen years.
Her research involves using student-centered creative projects to fuse commercial and traditional music ensembles for secondary education, as well as developing music technology and audio production courses. She has presented at numerous conferences on these subjects, and her experience has awarded her grants from the National Association for Music Education and other similar organizations.
As the President and co-founder of Pulse Percussion Inc, Collins has developed the organization to offer multiple performance ensembles, clinics, and outreach programs for percussionists in Southern California, and has helped to build many industry partnerships for the programs.
Collins has a master’s degree in Music Education from CSULB, a CTE Certificate in Performing Arts and Production, and a Bachelor of Music degree from CSULB. She is the Innovations Chair for the California Music Educator Association and a board member for the California Band Directors Association. She has taught adjunct in the Education Department at California State University Los Angeles, has mentored teachers for the LA County Office of Education, and regularly consults for music nonprofit organizations across the country.