Douglas Wilson is a trumpet player who excels in a variety of musical styles, including Classical, Commercial, and Early Music. A frequent guest clinician throughout the United States, he has performed for audiences in Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean, with numerous performances at the Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the Music Center at Strathmore, the National Cathedral, and the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
His performing affiliations include the New Haven Symphony, Orchestra New England, Solisti New York, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Orchestra at Yale, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra, and seventeen seasons as Principal Trumpet with the Signature Symphony, a Pops and Ballet Orchestra in Tulsa. Early Music performances include Fanfare Barok, (Founding Director), the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, the Washington Bach Consort, the Bach Sinfonia, and guest artist with Shenandoah Conservatory’s Bach-Handel Festival.
A life-long learner, Dr. Wilson received his Masters degree from Yale University, and his Doctoral degree from The University of Oklahoma School of Music, with continuing early music studies at Oberlin’s Baroque Performance Institute. His principal teachers include Robert Nagel of the New York Brass Quintet, Dr. Jacob Larson, and Barry Bauguess.
Wilson’s two musical passions are performing and teaching. In an addition to his extensive performing experience, Wilson has enjoyed a long career as a music educator touching the lives of young musicians as past moderator of the global web forum “Ask the Teacher,” as past editor and contributor to the “journal jr.“ of the International Trumpet Guild, and as an adjudicator with the National Trumpet Competition.