Doug Perkins

Doug Perkins, percussion, specializes in new works for percussion as a chamber musician and soloist and has appeared at countless venues around the world including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Spoleto USA Festival, the Ojai Festival, and the World Expo in Lisbon, Portugal. He has commissioned and premiered nearly 100 pieces works and regularly with such composers as David Lang, Steve Reich, Paul Lansky, John Luther Adams, Nathan Davis, Larry Polansky, and Tristan Perich. He founded the percussion quartet So Percussion, a Yellow Barn alumni ensemble, and performs regularly with the Meehan/Perkins Duo, Signal, eighth blackbird, and ICE. Doug teaches at Dartmouth College where he teaches percussion and directs the Contemporary Music Lab and the concert series The Way to Go Out. Additionally, he is the Director of the Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar at the Center for Advanced Musical Studies. He performs with Vic Firth sticks and mallets, Pearl/Adams drums and keyboards, Black Swamp Percussion accessories, Remo drumheads, and Zildjian cymbals. Past Yellow Barn Musician (2003-2004, 2008-2009)