April 2009

Alexandria, VA – Douglas was born in New York City in 1970.  After performing with various punk rock bands, he attended Williams College, receiving a BA degree in Physics and Music, with honors, in 1992.  He holds an MM from the University of Oregon and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.  His work, Palimpsest: A Composition of Maps, commissioned by Concert Artists\’ Guild for violinist Asmira Woodward-Page, was recently premiered at Carnegie Hall\’s Weill Hall.  His work, Song of Rain and Wind, was commissioned by Catholic University as part of the Songs of the Forgotten War project.  His work La Guerra de la Drìada has been published in the forthcoming ‘Society of Composers, Inc. Journal of Music Scores’, and his work, Quintet l\’Homme Armé, was a winner in the 2005 League of Composers/ISCM Composers Competition.  Recently, his work, 102nd & Amsterdam, for string trio won the 2006 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award, and is slated for a CD release by SCI/Capstone Records in Spring of 2009.  He is Associate Professor of Music at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, and is a founding member of the New York new music collective counter)induction.  Current projects include a new work for the SUNY Stony Brook Contemporary Players, a sonata for viola and piano for violist Jessica Meyer, and ‘The Instances’, a work for guitar and string quartet commissioned by Marco Cappelli, and slated for release on Mode Records.

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