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Dr. Zane Douglass

Visiting Instructor of Conducting


Dr. Zane S. Douglass is the Associate Conductor of the UNLV Wind Orchestra and Visiting Instructor of Conducting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His duties at UNLV include teaching Graduate and Undergraduate Conducting; conducting the UNLV Brass Ensemble; co-conducting the UNLV Wind Orchestra and UNLV Community Band; and instructing the “Star of Nevada” Marching Band and the UNLV Basketball Pep Band. Prior to his appointment to UNLV, Dr. Douglass was Director of Bands and Low Brass at Montana State University; Conductor of Bands at McNeese State University; Director of the Snohomish High School Band Program in Snohomish, Washington; Instructor of Music at Central Washington University; and band teacher in both the Bozeman and Park City School Districts in Montana. 

Dr. Douglass has transcribed and arranged numerous orchestral works for wind orchestra and chamber ensembles. His transcriptions have been performed regularly by University and High School bands, including being recorded by UNLV on the Klavier and Mark Records labels and featured on the national tours of Gustavus Adolphus and St. Olaf Universities. 

Dr. Douglass earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a Masters of Music in conducting from Central Washington University, and a Bachelor of Music Education from Montana State University-Bozeman.


Dr. Douglass has presented clinics and performances throughout the United Sates including serving as guest conductor for the Lake Charles Symphony Orchestra in Louisiana.  As a trombonist, he served as Principal Trombone with the Bozeman Symphony and the Montana Ballet Orchestra, as well as in the Intermountain Opera Orchestra.  He has guest conducted at the Louisiana Music Educators State Conference, the College Band Directors National Association West-Northwest Bi-Annual Conference, and presented clinics for the Montana Music Educators Conference, the Montana Bandmasters Symposium, and the Nevada Music Educators annual conference.  

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