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Douglas Brandt Byerly

Lecturer in Music: Choirs


  • M.M., Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, 1997
  • B.M., Music Performance, Western Michigan, 1986
  • MUS 251/451: Applied Voice
  • MUS 283: Washington College Chorus
  • MUS 479: Washington College Vocal Consort
Professional Experience

Noted for his classical and jazz performances, Doug is steadfastly committed to producing and performing the music of the 20th Century as well as commissioning new music. His stage experience as a performer and in production is vast, encompassing performances at the leading centers of culture in the northern hemisphere—from dingy jazz clubs and smoky lounges to concert halls and some of the most highly respected theaters in the United States.

Doug has lead professional, community, and academic companies in productions of opera, operetta, and musical theater (over 100 productions to date). Doug has over 25 years of classroom experience, having taught elementary, middle school, high school (including music magnet and arts schools) and college. In addition to teaching at Washington College, he is the Chair of Performing Arts at Anne Arundel Community College, is the music director at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hydes, Maryland, and is the Treasurer of the Council for Higher Education in Music. Doug also serves on the board of Annapolis Opera.