Douglas Wallace lives in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and performs regularly as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral percussionist. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has worked with many ensembles, including Theater Chamber Players, Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, and the Battery Four Percussion Group. With these groups and others, he has performed as a guest artist and clinician at the Kennedy Center, the Cosmos Club, and The Phillips Collection.
Mr. Wallace's orchestral background includes performances with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and the Washington National Opera. With these orchestras and others, he has worked with world-renowned conductors Lorin Maazel, Seiji Ozawa, James Levine, Leonard Slatkin, Kurt Mazur, Pierre Boulez, Placido Domingo, Jeffrey Tate, and Valery Gergiev.
In addition to his performing career, Mr. Wallace has an extensive teaching background. He currently runs percussion programs for several high schools throughout Virginia and for the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra in Fairfax County, Virginia. His work with these organizations includes teaching methods classes, writing and arranging marching band and percussion ensemble music, coaching orchestral and band literature, and conducting percussion ensembles.
Mr. Wallace has a bachelor's degree and performer's certificate from the Eastman School of Music where he studied with John Beck, and a master's degree from The Juilliard School where he studied with Greg Zuber.