Dr. Douglas Stotter is in his seventeenth year as Director of Bands and Coordinator of the Wind and Percussion Division in the University of Texas Arlington Department of Music. He conducts the Wind Symphony and teaches undergraduate and graduate conducting and wind literature courses. He is active as conductor, clinician, and adjudicator throughout the United States and most recently in China, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.
Dr. Stotter’s textbook, Methods and Materials for Conducting, was published in 2006 by GIA Publications and is now in use in university conducting courses across the country including the Meadows School of Music, Indiana University, Michigan State University, and over 75 other colleges and universities in the US, Canada and South America.
In 2010 Dr. Stotter was named principal conductor and artistic director of the Dallas Civic Wind Ensemble, a professional ensemble presenting six concerts yearly throughout North Texas. In July 2011 the group performed at the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention. Dr. Stotter held previous conducting and teaching appointments at Indiana University, Valdosta State University, the University of Missouri-Rolla, Doane College in Nebraska, and at Galesburg (Illinois) High School.
Dr. Stotter received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education from the University of Michigan where he studied conducting with Elizabeth Green and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the University of Iowa where he studied with Myron Welch and James Dixon. He is a member of the Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, and is an active member of the College Band Directors National Association, currently serving on its National Executive Board. In 2015, Dr. Stotter was appointed Vice President for Professional Relations for Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Service Fraternity.