• Douglas Warner
    Douglas Warner,
    Professor of Music,
    Chairperson of Music
    Performance Studies

    B.M., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    M. M., University of Cincinnati
    D.M.A., University of Cincinnati
    Email: dwarner@leeuniversity.edu

    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 have included James Ryon, Allen Ladner, Harry Maddox, Tony Chipurn, and David Vining.

    In addition to his duties teaching applied trombone and music history and chairing the Department of Music Performance Studies 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 performer and teacher in the greater Chattanooga area. His reviews of current recordings are published in the International Trombone Association Journal.

    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 substitute with the Huntsville (Alabama) 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, an elementary educator, have two teenaged daughters, Abby and Morgan.

Music Events Calendar

9/21
Faculty Recital: Clint Schmitt, saxophone
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital: Clint Schmitt, saxophone
9/29
Faculty Recital: Josh Holritz, violin & ChoEun Lee, piano
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital: Josh Holritz, violin & ChoEun Lee, piano

Chattanooga Symphony Associate Concertmaster Josh Holritz and Assistant Professor ChoEun Lee will present a recital featuring the first three sonatas for piano and violin by Beethoven.

This...

10/03
Presidential Concert: Charlie Albright, piano
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Pangle Hall
Presidential Concert: Charlie Albright, piano

Recipient of the 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant and hailed as "among the most gifted musicians of his generation" by the Washington Post, pianist Charlie Albright will be returning to Lee...

10/10
Wind Ensemble Concert
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Conn Center
Wind Ensemble Concert

Wind Ensemble is directed by Dr. David R. Holsinger, professor of music, a renowned composer and national band clinician. The ensemble performs traditional band literature for winds and...

10/16
Sr. Recital: Logan Fox, cello
Begins at 6:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Sr. Recital: Logan Fox, cello

This event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the public.

Squires Recital Hall is located on the first floor in the south end of the Humanities Building on Lee University's beautiful...

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