2018 Symphonic Band Clinician

Dr. Douglas Stotter
​UT Arlington Director of Bands






Douglas Stotter is Director of Bands, Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of Winds and Percussion in the UTA Music Department. He conducts the Wind Symphony and teaches undergraduate and graduate conducting and wind literature while overseeing all aspects of the band program. He is active as conductor, clinician and adjudicator throughout the United States and most recently in China, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.
Dr. Stotter’s textbook, Methods and Materials for Conducting, was published in 2006 by GIA Publications and is now in use at numerous universities across the country. His other publications include contributions to the text Teaching Music Through Performance in Band (Volumes 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9), as well as research into the history of Edwin Franko Goldman and the Goldman Band published in the Journal of Band Research. His arrangements for concert band include Ralph Vaughn Williams Three Dorset Songs and Percy Graingers Sussex Mummers Christmas Carol. Dr. Stotter also served for 9 years as Editor of the College Band Directors National Association Report.
Dr. Stotter has produced two compact disc recordings with the UT Arlington Wind Symphony. The first, released in 2012 by Mark Records, is entitled "Ceremonial" and includes works by Gustav Holst, Michael Daugherty, Bernard Rands and Joel Puckett. A second CD, "Serenade," is a collection of wind chamber music recorded live in Irons Hall from 2012-2014 and was released in Fall, 2015, also by Mark Records.
Dr. Stotter has recently been appointed to the National Council of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honoray Band Fraternity. He will serve from 2015-2017 as Vice President for Professional Relations and work as the liason between the organization and college band directors around the country.
Prior to his appointment at UTA, Dr. Stotter served for seven years as Assistant Director of Bands at Indiana University, where he conducted the Concert and Symphonic Bands and taught advanced undergraduate and graduate instrumental conducting. Previously, Dr. Stotter was Director of Bands and head of instrumental music education at Valdosta State University, where he conducted the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and Marching Band and taught courses in conducting, marching band techniques and secondary instrumental methods. Dr. Stotter has also served as Director of Bands at the University of Missouri-Rolla, Doane College in Nebraska and at Galesburg (Illinois) High School.
Dr. Stotter received Bachelors and Masters degrees in music education from The University of Michigan and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from The University of Iowa. He is a member of the Conductors Guild, the Music Educators National Conference, the National Band Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association, the Texas Music Educators Association and is an active member of the College Band Directors National Association, serving on the National Executive Board as treasurer. He is an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma chapters at Indiana University, the University of Missouri-Rolla, Valdosta State University and the University of Michigan.