Douglas Lindsey

Douglas Lindsey
Dr. Douglas Lindsey joined the faculty at Kennesaw State University in the fall of 2012, and is regularly in demand throughout the United States.  As a soloist, he has been a featured artist with the Memphis Symphony, the Kennesaw State Orchestra, the Kennesaw State Wind Ensemble, the Georgia Brass Band, at the International Trumpet Guild conference, at the Atlanta Trumpet Festival, and at the Trumpet Festival of the Southeast.

As an orchestral musician, he has performed as principal trumpet of the Memphis Symphony, as section trumpet with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, as principal trumpet of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, as section trumpet with the Macon Symphony, and spent two summers as an orchestral fellowship winner at the Aspen Music Festival.

Alongside pianist, Judy Cole, he has performed solo recitals all over the Southeast as a founding member of Duo Trompiano.  In addition to solo work, Dr. Lindsey enjoys an active chamber music career as first trumpet with the Premiere Brass, as founding member of the Atlanta Trumpet League, and as a member of the Isthmus Brass.  His love of building community with music is highlighted by his leadership role in the Georgia Brass Band where he currently serves as President, and as a solo cornet section member of the Fountain City Brass Band.

As an educator, he maintains a vibrant studio at KSU. His undergraduate program has achieved many successes in the last few years. The trumpet ensemble has appeared at the International Trumpet Guild Festival twice, the ensembles have advanced to the highly-competitive National Trumpet Competition each year since 2014, his students have found excellent graduate school and job placements, his students regularly win the KSU Concerto Contest, they have attended summer music festivals, and they have won many ITG conference scholarships. His high school studio has grown exponentially, and now boasts about 20 eager 6th-12th grade trumpet players.  His students are some of the top in the state of Georgia, they regularly perform solo recitals, and they have earned spots in prestigious schools of music across the country.

Dr. Lindsey’s former duties as music history lecturer at KSU as well as his many experiences on the cornetto and the baroque trumpet reflect his keen interest in the fields of early music and musicology.  As an avid composer and arranger, he enjoys creating work for trumpet ensemble, brass quintet, and brass ensembles.  His published dissertation, “Beyond the Galant,” is an arrangement of four Haydn symphonies for trumpet with historical information about Haydn, performance practice, and the history behind many of the works.  This work is distributed by Hickey’s music and available at  His many other arrangements and compositions are available on his website

Previous to his time at KSU, Dr. Lindsey played concerts all over Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois with the acclaimed Wisconsin Brass Quintet. Prior to his tenure with WBQ, Dr. Lindsey performed with the Yale Faculty Brass trio in a series of concerts ending in Carnegie Hall in New York City. In addition to the faculty brass, Dr. Lindsey also pursued a busy schedule with the Atticus Brass Quintet –winner of the 2009 Aspen Music Festival Quintet Fellowship. With Atticus, Dr. Lindsey had the opportunity to play outreach concerts all over Connecticut, perform alongside the American Brass Quintet, and play an exclusive concert on the Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

Previous to earning his DMA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Lindsey studied with Allan Dean at Yale, earning his Master of Music with the distinction of winning the John Swallow excellence in brass prize. Prior to Yale he studied with Ray Mase, Louis Ranger, Kevin Cobb, Scott Moore and Richard Rulli.  Dr. Lindsey received his music performance and music education degrees magna cum laude from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville.


Dr. Lindsey is a Schilke performing artist and performs on Facet Mutes.


2018 Spring Syllabus

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