Geoff Collinson was principal horn of the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra (1990-2000), a member of the Canberra Horn Consort (1983-1988), and head of the brass department at the University of Melbourne (2000-2010), is founder and co-director of the Melbourne International Brass Festival, and is founder and Managing Director of The Music Page, a website dedicated to making musical performances and music education available to anyone over the internet. His dedication to music and music education make him an important influence in Australia's music world.
Collinson began studying horn in Melbourne in 1979, moving to Canberra in 1993 to study with Hector McDonald. Hector’s influence and passion for teaching has always been an inspiration to Geoff and has led to him teaching at all levels throughout his career. His aim has always been to teach others how to learn through the study of their instrument.
He has also been guest principal horn of the Sydney Symphony, Queensland Symphony, and Australian Chamber Orchestra; he has served as brass tutor at the Australian Nation Music Camp; and he was resident at the Banff Centre for Performing Arts in 2003.
Collinson received the Punto Award at the IHS workshop in Brisbane, Australia in 2010.