Dr. Douglas Owens, Jr.

D.M.A., Assistant Professor
Double Reeds & Saxophone
Office: 234 Fine Arts
Phone: (731) 881-7414
Email: dowens14@utm.edu

Douglas Owens


Dr. Douglas Owens is an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Tennessee-Martin where he teaches applied double reeds and saxophone. He holds the BME from Furman University, the MM in Performance from the University of South Carolina and the DMA in Performance from the University of Georgia. As a doctoral student, Owens was a two-time winner of the University of Georgia Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition, performing William Davis' Rhapsody for Oboe and Wind Ensemble and Mozart's Concerto for Bassoon on the same concert. Prior to arriving in Tennessee, Dr. Owens held teaching positions at Presbyterian College and at Fort Lewis College.


As a woodwind specialist, Dr. Owens has performed extensively on all five members of the woodwind family. Owens performed the premiere of Alta Graham's Modal Suite for Baritone Saxophone and Piano at the North American Saxophone Alliance conference in Athens, GA. He has performed with the Georgia Double Reed Ensemble at International Double Reed Society conferences in Muncie, IN and in Provo, UT. He has been involved in recent commissioning projects for the composers Daniel Baldwin and Bill Douglas.


As a freelance musician, Owens has regularly performed with symphony orchestras and theaters throughout the Southeast. He has recently performed on oboe, bassoon and saxophone with the San Juan (CO/NM) and Paducah (KY) Symphony Orchestras. Dr. Owens is the featured artist on the oboe and bassoon volumes of the Sound Innovations method book series.

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