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Douglas Waddell
Douglas Waddell
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Artist Biography

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  • Band/Affiliation: Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra and the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra
  • School / Univ. / Institution: Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Percussion Scholarship Group
  • Country: United States

A member of both Grant Park Symphony and the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestras, Douglas Waddell is constantly in demand as Chicago's most versatile and virtuosic percussionist. He has been timpanist with the renowned Music of the Baroque ensemble since 1983, and as a member of the Contemporary Chamber Players of Chicago has performed and recorded in a wide variety of 20th century chamber works. Mr. Waddell has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Japan with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and can be heard all over the world on hundreds of television and radio commercial jingles. He has appeared as soloist with the Grant Park Symphony, the Symphony of the Shores and the Contemporary Chamber Players of Chicago. A native of South Bend, Indiana, Mr. Waddell holds a Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees from DePaul University.

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