Dr. Daniel Collins

Dr. Daniel C.

New York, NY

About Dr. Daniel C.

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Dr. Daniel teaches: Ages 12 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: August 2005
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Dr. C. was most recently described by Tim Page with the Washington Post as a “funny, exuberant and enormously likable” Papageno during Summer Opera Theater’s performance of The Magic Flute. Previously, the Post critiqued Daniel in Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia’s Barber of Seville as a “bright and bouncy” Figaro who delivered his lines with “aplomb.” Daniel has performed as a young artist in the Studio Programs of El Paso Opera, Kentucky Opera and Portland Opera. He has sung the roles of Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Sid in Albert Herring, Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, Jupiter in Orphée aux enfers, Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Masetto in Don Giovanni, Schaunard in La Boheme, the Clock in L’Enfant et les Sortileges, Mandarin in Turandot and Haushofmeister in a world premiere of Dorian Gray. Daniel has had the distinct pleasure of singing with The Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Kentucky Opera, Bel Cantanti Opera, Amarillo Opera, Crested Butte Opera, Opera Southwest, Waco Lyric Opera, Concert Royal, Ash Lawn Opera Festival and Seagle Music Colony. He was a finalist for Dallas and El Paso Opera Guild Competitions, the NATS Singer of the Year Competition and the NATSAA National Competition. Daniel resides in New York City.

Photos and Videos

Florida State University DM Recital: October 30, 2013 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) -"Serenada Don Zhuana"

Experience

Private Voice Teacher

Jun 2014 - Present
National Opera Center

Soloist/Studio Artist

Jun 2003 - Present
Portland Opera, Kentucky Opera, El Paso Opera, Ashlawn Highland Festival, Seagle Music Colony, and many more.

Bass Soloist

Aug 1998 - Present
New York & Washington, D.C.

I have worked as both a soloist and chorister at many prominent churches throughout the country.

Extra Chorus

Apr 2012 - Dec 2014
Metropolitan Opera

Adjunct Voice Professor

Aug 2013 - Dec 2013
Troy University

Education

Doctorate (DM)

Aug 2012 - Dec 2014
Florida State University

Master's (MM)

Aug 2010 - Aug 2012
Florida State University

Master's in Vocal Performance (MM)

Aug 2009 - Dec 2009
University of Louisville

Bachelor's (BM)

Aug 2000 - Aug 2005
University of North Texas

Languages Spoken

German, French, Italian and Spanish

Professional Proficiency

Latin

Professional Proficiency

Russian

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Vocal Performance

Aug 2012
Florida State University

Awards

Winner

Feb 2012
National Association of Teacher's of Singing Artist Award (NATSAA)

Affiliations

College Music Society, The

Mar 2015
CMS

The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.

National Association of Teachers of Singing

Mar 2015
NATS

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

American Guild of Musical Artists

Apr 2012

An American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters.

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54 Reviews on Dr. Daniel C.

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Nana Sep 2, 2016
Singing · In studio
I have had other voice instructors, but Dan will be the last one I go to--he is a truly gifted singer and instructor. He is masterful at clearly explaining concepts and giving you just the right prompt that helps you get to the right sound or placement. You can tell he's not using cookie-cutter tactics, he hones in on you and figures out how you'll best understand. I have so much more confidence in hitting notes and recreating performances. I've grown tremendously working with Dan. And I've thoroughly enjoyed the process, as he's a great person as well!
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Deepa M. Jul 17, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
It was a pleasure to have my son take lessons from Dr Collins. I wish we had more time, but since we're were in NY for a short summer trip, a few lessons were all we had. My son connected with Dan and looked forward to each lesson. He learnt breathing, posture, expressions for the singing and other tips that will help him in any performance he gives on stage. Dr Collins has made a lasting impression on my son not only as a teacher but as someone my son looks up to as a role model.
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Callan M. Jun 30, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Dan is a wonderfully insightful and gifted teacher. He has extensive knowledge of the voice and is able to impart this knowledge with ease. He is professional, supportive and a pleasure to work with.
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Charlie M. Mar 24, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Dan is an outstanding teacher! His ability to connect with a student and impart technical knowledge in a kind, nurturing way is exceptional. My son adores him and has gained so much from his time with Dan. He is an expert in his field and highly engaging. My son is like any other teenage boy. He likes Jack White, Jimi Hendrix and comic books. He also loves classical singing with Dan. My son chose to learn with Dan over school of rock because Dan is brilliant and has really helped develop his voice. He is completely unpretentious but thoroughly professional. A very talented and special teacher!
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Frank G. Mar 4, 2016
Classical Voice · Online
Verified Student
What an absolute wealth of information and advice we gained from Dr. Daniel. Very nice, and extremely comfortable to speak with. Obviously an expert in his field, and so willing to help. Highly recommended. Grateful for this experience, thank you !
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Jimmy Jan 21, 2016
Singing · In studio
Having had several musical teachers in the past, you can tell who is truly passionate about their craft and their students. Dan is the real deal. Right from the start, he is attentive to your needs and tailors the lessons to the individual.

The lessons themselves are fun and helpful. Each lesson builds on top of the previous one and allows the student to grow at a comfortable pace. I think Dan is fantastic teacher and would encourage you to try out one of his lessons.
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Caitlin Zuehlke Jan 21, 2016
Jazz Voice · In studio
Verified Student
Just had my first lesson with Dr. Dan--I can honestly say it was one of (probably the) best experiences for a voice lesson that I've had. He was fun, kind, professional, and had direction for where we will/can go with the lessons. Feeling excited and ready to continue!
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Elliot S. Dec 24, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
Great first lesson, very excited about continuing.
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Jack Oct 19, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Dan is truly the right type of teacher for anyone who is looking for a top-notch, well-rounded, nurturing, and strong pedagogue instructor. As a professional bassoonist who also loves to sing, I learned from his vocal training how to be a better bassoonist. For the longest time, I was suffering from physical aches and pains from playing my instrument without the proper air and oral cavity support, and Dan's training helped release a great deal of tension in my bassoon playing. I was ready to quit the bassoon, and he helped me love it again. Not to mention only just a couple of voice lessons improved my voice significantly. I highly recommend him!
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Monica Jey Oct 7, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Dan is AWESOME! Made me feel comfortable and really helps me understand about my voice. Very patient and works well around my sporadic work schedule. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for an amazing and talented vocal coach