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About Doug Wallace

Doug Wallace is a performer, composer, and educator with diverse experience in all areas of percussion performance and pedagogy. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music and The Juilliard School, Mr. Wallace has performed with a variety of acclaimed ensembles including the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington National Opera, The Metropolitan Opera, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Theater Chamber Players, the Battery Four Percussion Group, Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, Post Classical Ensemble, Washington Symphonic Brass, and the Amadeus Orchestra.  He has also held the position as Principal Timpanist of The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra since 2000.  Mr. Wallace has participated in several honors ensembles and festival orchestras including Tanglewood Music Center, The National Repertory Orchestra, the National Orchestral Institute, Music Academy of the West, and the International Symphony Orchestra. With these groups and others, he has worked under the baton of Lorin Maazel, Valery Gergiev, Pierre Boulez, James Levine, John Williams, Seiji Ozawa, Kurt Masur, Leonard Slatkin, and Placido Domingo.

Mr. Wallace is currently the Director of Percussion for the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras in Annandale, Virginia, and is an active percussion director, clinician and sectional instructor at several nationally recognized Fairfax County Public Schools.  He currently runs the percussion programs at Langley High School, Marshall High School, Cooper Middle School, and Williamsburg Middle School.  Formerly, he has been in charge of percussion at Madison High School, McLean High School, Kilmer Middle School, Longfellow Middle School, and Thoreau Middle School.  Mr. Wallace is proud to have been the first full time Professor of Percussion at Christopher Newport University, an up and coming music department located in Newport News, Virginia.   With these groups, Mr. Wallace has performed and conducted at The Midwest Clinic, The VMEA Conference, The ASTA Conference, and Music for All.

Mr. Wallace's private students have been accepted to continue studies throughout the country, including at The Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Cleveland Institute of Music, the New England Conservatory, Boston University, the Peabody Conservatory, Indiana University, The University of Michigan, the Eastman School of Music, the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and The University of Miami.  His teaching techniques are highlighted in his method book, Percussion with Class, published by FJH Music, and his compositions and arrangements have been performed at The Juilliard School, the Eastman School of Music, New York University, George Mason University, Christopher Newport University, the Music Academy of the West, the Aspen Music Festival, Temple University, the Noncert Chamber Series, the Music for All National Percussion Festival, the VMEA Conference, the ASTA Conference, and National's Park.


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