Douglas B. Wallace
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
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
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
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