Dr. Douglas Black, Jr is the Assistant Professor of Music Education and Low Brass at Alabama A&M University. Where he teaches applied low brass, music appreciation, and music education courses. Doug has previously served on the music faculty at Nottoway County Public Schools, Halifax Community College, Winthrop University, and the University of South Carolina.
Doug has performed concertos with the Winthrop University Wind Symphony, Carolinas Wind Orchestra, Peoria Municipal Band and given recitals in North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, Alabama, and Canada. Doug is an active orchestral tubist; he was the principal tuba of the Rock Hill Symphony Orchestra, Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, Union Symphony Orchestra, and was the principal tuba and cimbasso of Opera Carolina. Doug has performed with the Durham Symphony Orchestra, Augusta Symphony, South Carolina Philharmonic, Aiken Symphony Orchestra, and the Charlotte Civic Orchestra. Doug has also performed with the North Carolina Brass Band, Triangle Brass Band and was the tubist with Tim Zimmerman and the King's Brass. Douglas has performed and presented at numerous regional and international conferences.
Doug received a Bachelor's degree in Music with emphasis in Music Education with an Undergraduate Performance Certificate from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina, a Master of Music degree in Tuba Performance from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Doug is an Eastman Tuba Artist.