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Douglas Howard serves the Dallas Symphony Orchestra as principal percussionist and assistant timpanist, and is professor of percussion at Southern Methodist University. He was principal percussionist of the Louisville Orchestra for one season. From 1971 to 1974 Mr. Howard served as timpanist and percussionist with the United States Air Force Concert Band in Washington, D.C. He also served on the faculty of the 1983 Ludwig International Percussion Symposium and the 1991 Oberlin Percussion Institute. Mr. Howard was a fellowship student of Charles Owen at the Aspen Music Festival and School in 1974, returning to become an artist-faculty member in 1982. Principal percussionist of the Aspen Festival Orchestra, he has also performed as timpanist with the Aspen Festival Orchestra and the Aspen Chamber Symphony. Mr. Howard has toured extensively with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and has recorded with that orchestra on the Angel/EMI, Dorian, Delos, RCA, Pro Arte, and Telarc labels and with the Louisville Orchestra on First Edition Records.

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