Douglas has a wealth of experience coaching young singers and leading vocal
ensembles. His care has helped many soloists discover their voice, and ensembles
sing with improved intonation and expression. His ensembles perform frequently,
and have been featured at such events as a Tri-City Storm Hockey game.
A sectional coach for Taylor University Choirs, Opera and Musical Theater,
Douglas helped produce “Sounds Like Jazz,” an evening of vocal jazz entertainment
at Taylor University. At Ball State University, he coached students up through
doctoral level in the studio of reknowned soprano Mei Zhong. As a conductor, he
was accepted into Dianne Wittry’s 2015 Baton Basics Workshop in Norwalk, CT.
Douglas plays piano with a warm tone praised for its depth of expression. As
a jazz pianist, Douglas Singer’s improvisations have been dubbed “very tasty,” and
he has played for the internationlly acclaimed jazz vocalist Keri Chryst. He also
played for award-winning mezzo Loralee Songer. He is in his fifth year as Principal
Keyboardist for the Hastings Symphony. In addition to being a pit keyboardist for
several musicals, Douglas has filled the role of one-man “orchestra” for shows such
as Bye Bye Birdie and Clue: The Musical.
Dubbed a genius composer, Douglas was a three time composer-in-residence
at Shakespeare Playworks, where he helped flood the house with energy through
driving, catchy music. His student work Judah was premiered by the Gardner-Webb
University Community Orchestra. His compositions have been heard at events
such as Meet the Composers in Sterling, Colorado, and the Alpha Chi National
He was a Presser Scholar and recipient of the David M. Schweppe Memorial
while earning his Bachelors of Music from Gardner-Webb University. He earned
his Masters in Music from the University of Northern Colorado.
A native of Eastern Colorado, Douglas now lives with his wife Laura, and their
four children, in Nebraska, where he manages Singer Academy and serves Hastings
Middle School as accompanist.