Pit Percussionist and role of “Donkey Kong”
Magfest premiere of “Aria Kart” January 2018
Doug Perry is a percussionist, composer, and educator who performs and creates many different styles of music. As a classical musician, he has performed as a soloist with the Classical Beat festival, Norwalk Symphony, Neue Eutiner Festspiele Orchestra, and with the touring orchestral program Video Games Live. Doug was a winner of the 2012 Naftzger Young Artist Auditions, and was awarded the Horiatio Parker Memorial Prize from the Yale School of Music. Doug teaches regularly, serving as an adjunct professor of percussion at Western Connecticut State University. Doug holds degrees from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Kansas, and the Yale School of Music. Doug is a founding member of the jazz and new music group Triplepoint Trio, and a core member of the mixed chamber ensemble Cantata Profana.