Director, Performance Lab in Contemporary Music
D.M.A., Stony Brook Performer's Certificate, Eastman School of Music
M.M., A.D., Yale University
B.M., Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Doug Perkins specializes in new works for percussion as a chamber musician and soloist. This has taken him throughout North America and Europe including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Spoleto USA Festival, and the World Expo in Lisbon, Portugal. He was a founding member of So Percussion and is presently at work with the Meehan/Perkins Duo.
Commissioning and collaborating on new work is important to Doug. To that end, he works regularly with such composers as David Lang, Steve Reich, Paul Lansky, John Luther Adams, Nathan Davis, John Zorn, and Evan Ziporyn. He also performs regularly with groups such as the International Contemporary Ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, Camerata Pacifica, Collage New Music, Max Roach's M' Boom, and the electronica duo Matmos.
Doug currently teaches at Dartmouth College where he teaches percussion and is the Director of the Contemporary Music Lab, the Annual Festival of New Music and the concert series The Way to Go Out.
Doug received degrees from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (B.M.), Yale University (M.M., A.D.), and Stony Brook University (D.M.A.) with additional Doctoral studies at the Eastman School of Music where he earned a Performers Certificate. His principal teachers were Jack DiIanni, Jim Culley, and Robert Van Sice.
He performs with Vic Firth Drumsticks and Mallets, Pearl/ Adams Musical Instruments, and Black Swamp Percussion accessories.
Last Updated: 8/3/11