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, Solisti New York, Yale at Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra, and seventeen seasons as Principal Trumpet with the Signature Symphony. 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 graduate degrees from Yale University and The University of Oklahoma, with continuing studies at Oberlin’s early music Baroque Performance Institute. His principal teachers include Barry Bauguess, Robert Nagel, and Jacob Larson.
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.