Featured Composer/Arranger: Doug Wallace

Doug Wallace is a versatile percussion soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. He has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and the Washington National Opera, at the Music Academy of the West (Santa Barbara, CA) and the Tanglewood Music Festival (Lennox, MA), and with a number of contemporary chamber ensembles (among others). Doug also has an extensive teaching resume. He runs the percussion programs at Madison High School, Thoreau Middle School, Kilmer Middle School, McLean High School, Longfellow Middle School (all in Virginia) and the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.

Doug's compositions have been performed all over: The Juilliard School, The Eastman School of Music, New York University, George Mason University, The Music Academy of the West, The Aspen Music Festival, Temple University, and at The Bands of America National Percussion Festival.

Check out Doug's great percussion ensemble arrangement of Frank Zappa's classic G-Spot Tornado for 8 players (drum set and either seven percussionists or six and electric bass). G-Spot Tornado, a virtuosic arrangement that encapsulates everything "Zappa," was the Bachovich Composition of the Month for June 2009 (see the feature HERE). For audio samples, click HERE.

Have a great summer, Doug. Keep up the good work!