Doug Bianchi is currently in his 19th year as Director of Bands at Wayne State University and conducts the Wind Symphony, Concert Band, and Chamber Winds, as well as teaches both undergraduate and graduate conducting courses. He is also serving his sixth year as Music Director of the International Symphony Orchestra (Port Huron/Sarnia.) With degrees from both Wayne State University and Oakland University, Doug continued advanced studies in conducting at the Conductors Institute and in Europe and is in demand as a guest conductor and clinician, working regularly with high school bands and orchestras. He is a MSBOA adjudicator and has performed at the Michigan Music Educators and College Band Director National Association conferences several times.
His extensive conducting experience includes orchestral, choral, ballet, opera, and musical theatre, and his portfolio includes numerous premier performances and commissions and published articles. Doug has guest conducted in England, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, and Taiwan and has had the privilege of having several of his compositions performed nationally. Previous to his current position, he taught for 19 years in the public schools, 15 of them as a high school band and choir director at L’Anse Creuse High School North in Mount Clemens, Michigan. He was also conductor of the Warren Concert Band for 25 years.