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Doug Rosener

Doug Rosener


Department Chair and Professor of Percussion


Doug Rosener

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DMA, University of Colorado Boulder

MM, University of North Texas

BS, Penn State University

About Me

Doug Rosener is a professor of percussion and chair of the Department of Music at Auburn University. In addition to teaching the applied percussion studio, Rosener teaches courses in percussion literature, percussion skills, and Finale techniques, and he directs the Auburn percussion ensemble and Auburn University Marching Band drumline. During his tenure, the drumline has been the subject of two separate features on, and both the percussion ensemble and steel band have appeared on Alabama Public Television.

An active clinician and performing artist, Rosener has presented clinics and masterclasses, and performed for high schools, universities, and professional organizations throughout the United States and abroad. He previously served as principal percussionist for the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra and principal timpanist for the Sinfonia of Colorado as well as performed with the Colorado Ballet Company Orchestra, The Colorado Springs Symphony, the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, and the Columbus (GA) Symphony. He recently traveled with the Auburn University Symphonic Winds as a featured artist on a tour of Italy, performing solo marimba and multiple percussion works.

Rosener's previous appointments include the director of percussion studies at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and interim director of percussion studies at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. He has published several original concert percussion ensembles, indoor marching percussion shows, and concert percussion ensemble arrangements which are regularly performed by ensembles all over the world. Additionally, he currently serves as percussion instructor for the Macy's Great American Marching Band which is featured on national television each year in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Rosener is an artist/clinician for Vic Firth sticks and mallets, Remo heads, and Sabian cymbals.