Doug Reneau was appointed Third/Utility Trumpet of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in June, 2009. Previously, he served as Principal Trumpet of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic.
Doug received his undergraduate degree at the Kansas City Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Dr. Keith Benjamin. While in Kansas City, he received many awards at regional and national competitions, including 2nd and 3rd prize awards at the National Trumpet Competition. He won the UMKC Conservatory Concerto/Aria competition twice, in his freshman and senior years.
Doug began work for a master’s degree at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he studied with Prof. John Rommel. At IU, he played Principal Trumpet in the Philharmonic and Concert Orchestras and was actively involved in several diverse chamber music groups.
In the summer of 2008, Doug performed with the National Repertory Orchestra, frequently as principal, solo and lead trumpet. He has played for conductors Leonard Slatkin, Kristjan Jarvi and David Effron, and with soloists Joshua Bell, Jamie Laredo and Sharon Robinson.
Also a fluent jazz and commercial trumpeter, he has played with Bobby Watson, Robin Eubanks, Conrad Herwig, The Ojays and Mannheim Steamroller, among others.
Doug was raised by a family of musicians in Chattanooga, TN and Sioux City, IA. His mother, Gail Dooley, is a singer and chair of the Music Department at Morningside College in Sioux City, and his brother Charles plays bass trombone in the Oregon Symphony Orchestra in Portland. His father, Mark Reneau, is the Concertmaster for the Huntsville (AL) Symphony Orchestra, where the Music Director is LPO Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto.
You can contact Doug via email at email@example.com.