As an up and coming artist, Douglas Rowe has made an impact in music and education over the last several years. In addition to being a performer, Doug has served as an instructor, arranger, composer, and clinician throughout North Carolina.
In 2016, Doug completed his bachelor’s degree in Music Education at Wingate University, where he studied percussion under Mr. David Markgraf. He is currently pursuing his Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance under the direction of Mr. John R. Beck.
Throughout out his time in college, Doug taught many marching percussion sections at Piedmont High School as well as Cuthbertson High School. Both groups are highly performing marching bands. He also served as the Percussion Instructor for Cuthbertson Middle School while completing his student teaching with the Cuthbertson bands. Because of his persistence in the music education field, Doug was recognized as the Outstanding Music Educator among his graduation class at Wingate University.
Doug is an active performer in many professional groups. He has served as a regular substitute percussionist in the Union Symphony Orchestra for the past three years. Doug has also been featured several times in a professional steel drum band called Panjive. He is a founding member of his jazz combo Real Deal Jazz.