Dr Pepper Snapple Group hired Will to perform during a Canada Dry themed break time for our National Sales Meeting at the Hotel Intercontinental Dallas in September 2016. The entire process of selecting and hiring a musician was so easy and Will was very responsive as we planned the event and such a great sport. He arrived prior to his performance time to set-up and brought all necessary equipment. We just provided a chair for him to sit in and he did all of the rest. His music choices were spot on and we received so many compliments from our attendees. He is incredibly talented and very professional. Will is highly recommended by Dr Pepper Snapple Group!
Starting his career under the apprenticeship of Professor Michael Daily and continuing with Professor Tom Johnson of The University of North Texas and privately with Adam Holzman of The University of Texas. In December of 2008, Will took the presidential reins of Guitar Fort Worth and has continued as Artistic Director to help provided performances and educational opportunities to the Fort Worth community. In 2011 Will was invited as a guest lecturer and master class teacher at the 2011 Hamilton International Guitar Festival and has become a permanent faculty member since his initial invitation. He has taught as a guest artist at such renowned institutions as, The Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Will Douglas, finished his Masters in Music Performance degree at UNT and has since returned from the Graduate Diploma program in Eliot Fisk's studio at The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston to seek his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at the University of North Texas. Will is currently a guitar instructor at The Guitar Studio in Fort Worth, TX, Adjunct Professor of Instrumental Studies in Guitar at Tarrant County College Northwest, Weatherford College, Arlington Baptist College and the director of the Lone Star Guitar Festival and Competition at Weatherford College.
Will performance experience includes solo baroque guitar and lute performances and played in The University of North Texas' Collegium Musicum Baroque Orchestra, which performs some of the most beloved works by the leading composers of the classical world. In 2011 he was invited to audition for a national touring country artist as his lead guitarist. Will was hired on the spot. In 2015 he made his international concert debut at the Hamilton International Guitar Festival and Competition. In addition to classical and country music he has performed and instructed blues, jazz, flamenco, rock, heavy metal and many other popular styles.
A staple in the Fort Worth guitar community, Will has played for countless weddings, parties and corporate functions in addition to his concert stage appearances. This artist seeks to provide the very best atmosphere for your event and will surely delight your guests!