Dr. Douglas Black, Jr. is on the tuba and euphonium faculty at Winthrop University where he teaches applied tuba and euphonium, directs the Winthrop University Tuba-Euphonium Choir, coaches brass chamber music, teaches brass methods and introduction to music technology, and serves as coordinator of recording. Doug is also on the tuba and euphonium faculty at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte and the University of South Carolina.
Doug has performed concertos with the Winthrop University Wind Symphony, Peoria Municipal Band, and given recitals in North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, Alabama, and Canada. Doug is an active orchestral tubist, he is the acting principal tuba in the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, principal tuba of the Rock Hill Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with the Durham Symphony Orchestra, Augusta Symphony, South Carolina Philharmonic, Aiken Symphony Orchestra, and the Charlotte Civic Orchestra. Doug has also performed with the Triangle Brass Band and was the tubist with Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass. Douglas has performed and presented at numerous regional and international conferences.
Doug received a Bachelor's degree in Music with emphasis in Music Education with an Undergraduate Performance Certificate from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina, a Master of Music degree in Tuba Performance from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, and Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Doug was previously a band teacher in Nottoway County, Virginia Public Schools and a music instructor at Halifax Community College in North Carolina.
What They Play
The EBC836 is a 6/4 size tuba inspired by the legendary York orchestral CC tuba. This large tuba is at home on stage with a symphony orchestra or concert band, in the pit of an opera or ballet orchestra, and is nimble enough to play in small chamber ensembles. The next generation 6/4 tuba has arrived!
- Key of CC
- 6/4 size tuba with 20" bell
- Four front-action stainless steel pistons through a semi-stepped bore
- Right thumb-operated 5th rotor valve (one flat whole step) through an .850" bore
- Exquisitely finished in either clear lacquer, silver-plate, or in raw brass
- Durable, hard-shell case with wheels
- Includes silver-plated S.E. Shires USA mouthpiece