Douglas Monroe assumed his responsibilities as assistant professor of clarinet at East Carolina University in fall 2012. Previously, he was assistant professor of clarinet at North Dakota State University where he was a founding member of Trio Élan and the Red River Winds, was principal clarinet with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, and performed with the Fargo-Moorhead Opera. He has also been principal clarinetist with the Arizona Opera and clarinet soloist with the United States Army Field Band, Washington, D.C. Additionally, Monroe has performed with the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Aspen Festival Orchestra, Richmond Currents, and the Kalamos Clarinet Quartet.
In October 2011, Monroe gave the North American premier of Benjamin Britten’s Movements for a Clarinet Concerto and in spring 2013, he will give the world premier of Michael Gandolfi’s Concerto for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble at the New England Conservatory.
During the summer months, Monroe is a clarinet instructor at Interlochen Arts Camp. He has attended the Interlochen Arts Academy, Manhattan School of Music, Michigan State University, the University of Arizona, and The Ohio State University. His teachers have included Frank Kowalsky, Leon Russianoff, Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, Charles West, and James Pyne.