Composer Douglas Hedwig was a trumpet player with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra (Lincoln Center, NYC) for 27 years, working with and alongside the finest conductors and soloists in the world. Since turning his full attention to composition in 2011, his music has been performed at the Blossom Music Festival by members of the Cleveland Orchestra (OH), the West Point Band (The United States Army Band), Chestnut Brass Company, Chattanooga Symphony String Quintet, concert organist Dr. Keith Reas, and at the New Music on the Bayou Festival (2016)) and at SonoKlect–A Celebration of Modern Music (2017).
Douglas Hedwig has composed works for trumpet, brass ensemble, strings, winds, percussion, organ, percussion, SATB choir, and wind ensemble. His experimental, electro-acoustic work has been heard worldwide via FM and interest broadcasts as part of “Radiophrenia” (Glasgow, Scotland), and the “Wave Farm” (WGXC). His music is published by Carl Fischer Music (NYC), and TRN Music Publisher.
Dr. Hedwig previously served on the faculty of The Juilliard School and is Professor Emeritus of Music at the Conservatory of Music of Brooklyn College (City University of New York). He co-founded and served as executive director of “Orvieto Musica,” a chamber music festival in Orvieto, Italy.
2017 Featured Composition: A certain Slant of Light