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Brent Douglas

Brent Douglas is a highly versatile conductor with experience in orchestral, choral, and operatic repertoire.  He mostly recently appeared with the Venice Symphony, the Suncoast Symphony and will conduct Marriage of Figaro at the Vienna Summer Music Festival Florida Program and La Boheme at the Mediterranean Opera Festival in Sicily during the summer of 2022.  He made his debut as an opera conductor with Dusseldorf (Germany) Lyric Opera in 2017, conducting Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” for the company’s inaugural performance.   He was a Conducting Scholar at the prestigious Eastern Music Festival where he studied with Gerard Schwarz, and has conducted orchestras throughout the United States, the London Classical Players, Berlin Sinfonietta and the National Women's Chorus of Cuba. He is currently conductor of the Eckerd College Orchestra and Eckerd College Choir where he also oversee the Keyboard Studies Department.  He has served as assistant conductor with the Tampa Symphony for two seasons.  He is a vocal coach with the Savannah Voice Festival and has held positions with Opera Tampa, St. Petersburg Opera, Opera in the Ozarks, and Springfield Regional Opera.  He is a pianist with The Florida Orchestra and has also performed with the Venice Symphony and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra.  He regularly serves as adjudicator for concerto competitions and choral festivals. He completed his Master of Conducting at the University of South Florida where he studied with Dr. William Wiedrich and Dr. James Bass.  He has furthered his training in masterclasses with Michael Francis, Kenneth Kiesler, Harold Farberman and Lawrence Golan (Bard Summer Conducting Institute), Diane Wittry, and Dr. Ronald Portnoy.  He was named “Creative Loafing Magazine of Tampa Bay – 2016 Classical Musician of the Year”