Dr. Douglas Black, Jr is the Tuba and Euphonium Faculty at Winthrop University, where he teaches applied tuba and euphonium, directs the Winthrop University Tuba-Euphonium Choir, coaches brass chamber music, teaches brass methods, aural skills, introduction to music technology, and serves as coordinator of recording. Doug is also on the tuba and euphonium faculty at the University of South Carolina.
Doug has performed concertos with the Winthrop University Wind Symphony, Peoria Municipal Band and given recitals in North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, Alabama, and Canada. Doug is an active orchestral tubist; he is the principal tuba of the Rock Hill Symphony Orchestra and Union Symphony Orchestra, 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, Fayetteville 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 was previously a band teacher in Nottoway County, Virginia Public Schools, and a music instructor at Halifax Community College in North Carolina.