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  • Douglas Warner

    B.M., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    M. M., University of Cincinnati
    D.M.A., University of Cincinnati


    Professor of Music, Chairperson of Music Performance Studies


    Doug Warner holds degrees from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (B.M. in Trombone) and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (M.M. and D.M.A., both in Trombone). Warner’s primary instructors included James Ryon, Allen Ladner, Harry Maddox, Tony Chipurn, and David Vining.

    In addition to his duties teaching applied Trombone and Euphonium, Music History, and Music Theory at Lee, Warner performs with the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera as principal trombone, a position he has held since 1985. He is also in demand as a freelance musician in the greater Chattanooga area.

    From 1986 to 1997, Warner was a member of the King’s Brass, a nine-member sacred brass summer touring ensemble, with which he has recorded four albums. His arrangements can be heard on several of the group’s recordings. A frequent substitute with the Huntsville (Ala.) Symphony Orchestra he has also performed with the Dayton (Ohio) Philharmonic, the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, and the Northern Kentucky Symphony.

    A native of Hanover, Pa., Warner moved to Chattanooga in 1984 to begin his collegiate studies. Prior to his teaching at Lee University, he taught applied Low Brass at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Southern Adventist University, Covenant College, and Cadek Conservatory. From 1989 to 1996, he served as manager of the Chattanooga Symphony Youth Orchestra.

    Warner and his wife, Melissa, have two middle school daughters, Abby and Morgan, and also serve the state of Tennessee as foster parents.

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