Dr. Douglas Black, Jr. is an active freelance tubist and music educator in North and South Carolina. Dr. Black is on the music faculty at UNC Charlotte, Winthrop University, and the University of South Carolina, where he teaches applied tuba and euphonium, directs the Winthrop University Tuba-Euphonium Choir, coaches brass chamber music, and teaches music education courses.
Dr. Black has performed concertos with the Winthrop University Wind Symphony and Peoria Municipal Band and has given recitals in North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, Alabama, and Canada. He is an active orchestral tubist and is the acting principal tuba in the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, principal tuba of the Rock Hill Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with the Durham Symphony Orchestra, Augusta Symphony, South Carolina Philharmonic, Aiken Symphony Orchestra, and the Charlotte Civic Orchestra. Dr. Black has also performed with the Triangle Brass Band and was the tubist with Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass. He has also performed and presented at numerous regional and international conferences.
Dr. Black received a Bachelor of Music with and emphasis in Music Education and an Undergraduate Performance Certificate from the University of South Carolina, a Master of Music degree in Tuba Performance from Illinois State University, and the Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He was previously a band teacher in Nottoway County, Virginia Public Schools, and a music instructor at Halifax Community College in North Carolina.
Dr. Black is a Buffet Crampon performing artist/clinician and plays exclusively on B&S tubas.