Dr. Douglas Owens, Associate Professor of Music, teaches applied double reeds and saxophone at the University of Tennessee-Martin. 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. Dr. Owens has held previous teaching positions at Presbyterian College and at Fort Lewis College. He currently also serves as adjunct instructor of bassoon at Union University.
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.
Dr. Owens is an active orchestral musician, performing regularly on oboe, bassoon and saxophone with the Paducah (KY) and Jackson (TN) Symphony Orchestras. He is also an active chamber musician, performing with the Sax O'Clock Quartet (baritone saxophone) and alongside UTM faculty members Elizabeth Aleksander and Charles Lewis with the LCD Wind Trio.
Unless otherwise noted, all performances are in the Blankenship Recital Hall, located on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building.