Violist, Douglas Temples has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe as an orchestral, chamber, and solo musician. Currently he serves as principal viola of the Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra, MiOpera Orchestra, and as a section member of Sinfonia da Camera. He also frequently performs with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra and the Peoria Symphony. As a Chamber Musician, he has performed at the Spoleto Festival (SC), Madeline Island Chamber Music Festival (WI), and as a guest member of the Durward Contemporary Ensemble He has also presented original research and performances at the American Viola Society Festival and the American String Teachers Association National Conference. He is the Co-Director of the “... and friends” chamber ensemble, a new ensemble dedicated to performing contemporary works and bringing chamber music to underserved communities
A dedicated teacher, he serves on the faculty of the Conservatory of Central Illinois in Champaign-Urbana as well as maintains a private studio in Bloomington, Illinois.
Recently, Douglas graduated with his Masters Degree from the Illinois State University studying with Dr. Kate Lewis. He received his Bachelors of Music from the University of Tennessee where he studied with Hillary Herndon. For more information, visit www.douglastemples.com