Denis is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Music where he teaches courses in music history and techniques and supervises postgraduate students in musicology and other areas. He has served as Acting Head of School and has been Director of the School's Research & Research Higher Degree and Teaching & Learning committees. Denis received undergraduate degrees in music from University College Dublin and was a Fulbright Scholar at Stanford University, USA, where he was awarded MA and PhD degrees in musicology.

Researcher biography

Dr Denis Collins' research interests include the history of music theory and renaissance and baroque counterpoint. He has published extensively on the history of canon and related imitative forms, with particular emphasis on Italian music theory, English counterpoint and the canons of Bach.

He studied Music and Classical History at University College Dublin and was a Fulbright Scholar at Stanford University, USA, where he received A.M. and PhD degrees.

He lectures in music history and techniques in the School of Music.

Featured projects Duration
Canonic Techniques and Musical Change
Research Grant
20152017
Creative Collaboratorium
Research Grant

Areas of research