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Clay Collins Music

Welcome to claycollinsmusic.com

Clay Collins
2504 Lakeshore Dr
Flower Mound, TX. 75028
972.535.6112 | claycollinsmusic@gmail.com


  • Teacher and instructor with a track record of success in church settings, working with musicians of varying levels of proficiency
  • Seasoned musician with more than 20 years experience leading worship, creating custom musical arrangements, and directing musical ensembles
  • Experience engineering and producing sound recordings with expertise in sound design.
  • Skilled at the configuration, set up and optimization of existing sound systems and the consultation of new acquisitions of equipment as well as streamlining with media ministries and the training of sound engineers
  • Skilled business professional with high-level database administration and application development experience


  • B.A. in Music Business from West Texas A&M University
  • Internship at Platinum Entertainment in Nashville, TN in 1998
  • Ten-year graduate of the National Pianist Guild


Worship Team Member/Contract Arranger | Gateway Church, Southlake, Texas (2008-Present)

  • Piano Player, vocalist for weekend services at Gateway campuses (Southlake, North Richland Hills, and Frisco) and for the commercial live worship project “God Be Praised” and “Great Great God”
  • Co worship leader for Gateway ministries including, Gateway Single Adults, Kairos Freedom and Healing Ministries, Oneness Experience, Beyond the Veil and Messianic.
  • Studio Vocalist for “Worship Director”, “God be Praised”, “Gateway Kids”, “20/20 Devotional” and “Great Great God”.
  • Co-wrote and arranged Gateway’s Musical adaptation of “A Christmas Carol”, 2009
  • Songwriter for Gateway’s 2011 “20/20” Devotional (“I Come to You”) and musical underscores

Multimedia Consultant | Tascosa Road Fellowship, Amarillo, Texas (2007-Present)

  • Redesigned the sound system incorporating a digital mixing console and training the in house sound crew
  • Trained multimedia staff in video editing and design for the creating of original multimedia programming
  • Website redesign incorporating applications tailored toward the content driven church
  • Implementing technical applications for the music leader to enhance the worship experience using Native Instruments Komplete/Kore bundle and Worship Team Director (Gateway Worship Product)

Music Director/Worship Leader | Glad Tidings Tabernacle, New York, NY

  • Prepare band, auxiliary musicians, choir and vocal ensemble for Sunday service
  • Led a dynamic high-energy style worship service for a multi-cultured congregation
  • Responsible for preparing all music including full score notation and preparation
  • Orchestrating and arranging new worship songs
  • Produce live recordings of the worship team for CD distribution
  • Play piano, keyboard, and MIDI programmer
  • Assist in the musical direction and production of all large theatrical events

Co-Founder/Producer | Praise|Motion-New York, NY

  • Co-Composer of original and custom music for musicals, events and productions
  • Created custom vocal arrangements
  • Musical director for The Bobby Beautiful Radio Show (2006), Follow Me (2005), In The City (2004), and Praise|Motion, Volume 1 (1999)
  • Engineered and co-produced cast albums including Follow Me Highlights and “Praise|Motion, Volume 1”

Database Administrator/Applications Development | Shearman & Sterling, New York, NY

  • Develop software applications for the marketing department
  • Building financial analysis tools for marketing and client development
  • Specialize in database administration and development using SQL and Microsoft Access

Worship Leader/Music Pastor | Tascosa Road Fellowship, Amarillo, TX

  • Arranged all the music for services and special events
  • Directed the singers and band
  • Recorded and produced two CD recordings “Christmas 1996” and “Liberty Praise 1998”


Apple Logic Pro, Cubase SX, Final Cut Pro, MakeMusic Finale, Adobe Fireworks SX, Adobe Photoshop, Pro-Tools, Filemaker Pro, Native Instruments Komplete/Kore, Garritan Personal Orchestra, Omnisphere, Stylus RMX..

HTML 4.0, Lotus Notes R5, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint, Proxy Peer to Peer, SQL Server, Filemaker Pro

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