Doug Warner has been Principal Trombonist of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera since 1985. He is also Assistant Professor of Music at Lee University School of Music, where he teaches Applied Low Brass and Introduction to Music History. He holds degrees from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (B.M. in Trombone Performance) and The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (M.M. and D.M.A., both in Trombone Performance). Dr. Warner’s primary instructors include James Ryon, Allen Ladner, Harry Maddox, Tony Chipurn, and David Vining.
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 (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, Pennsylvania, Warner moved to Chattanooga in 1984 to begin his collegiate studies. In addition to his teaching at Lee University, he has 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. Doug and his wife, Melissa have two daughters, Abigail and Morgan.